If you have questions on particular aspects of intellectual property, Sirris has produced relevant videos for you!

How to read a patent, especially the claims, and how to interpret them as an engineer and not as a lawyer or patent specialist.

A webcast describes the subsidies available to companies for filing patents in the Walloon Region.

The legal data for patents of the Belgian Register will be accessible in the European Register.

In 2018 Espacenet - a free service for searching more than 100 million patent documents worldwide - will have expanded features.

A webcast for understanding what costs should be planned for when you want to file a patent.

OPRI has released some data on Belgian patents and patent applications and on Benelux marks coming from Belgium.

In general the cost of a patent is high. Before starting to file a patent application, you should think about the expenses incurred against the expected benefits. This webcast explains what costs should be allowed for according to the territories in which protection of your invention is required.


118 grants for patent filing were awarded in the Walloon Region in 2016. Businesses in the Biotechnology and Health sector were particularly represented.

Statistics indicate an important increase in patent applications across the globe for 2015 (2.9 million) under the impetus of China. Other intellectual property rights continue to enjoy increased success.