Protect your company’s intellectual property rights in developing markets, November 21, 2023, Microsoft Teams

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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are a key part of business activities and also an important competitive asset in developing markets. They include both, industrial property rights (patents, utility models, trademarks and design) and copyrights.

On 21 November, Finnpartnership and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office will organise a webinar on what companies need to keep in mind regarding IPR when doing business in developing markets. The event will provide practical tips on IPR protection and will showcase the EU’s versatile IPR services and support, especially for those interested in African markets.

The webinar takes place on 21 November 2023 at 10:00-11:30. You can register for the event HERE. The event will be held in Finnish, with the exception of presentations held by the European Union Intellectual Property Office in English.

Programme of the event

10:00-10:05  Welcome, Finnpartnership and the Finnish Patent and Registration Office

10:05-10:35   EU IP Helpdesks and Africa IP SME Helpdesk, Andrea Iori, European Union Intellectual Property Office

10:35-11:05    IPR in developing markets, presentations by experts

  • Patenting in Africa, Ossi Huhtanen, Partner, Kolster Oy Ab
  • Trademark rights in Africa, Jani Kaulo, Managing Partner, Kaulo & Partner

11:05-11:20     Business partnership support, Finnpartnership

11:20-11:30     Q&A