26 April was World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. The aim of this day was to make Belgian entrepreneurs aware of the importance of intellectual property rights.

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

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.

WIPO is offering a new online service that is simpler and more powerful for monitoring international trademarks according to the Madrid System.

The EPO has undertaken a survey on the role of patent information in the process of innovation.

In the case of collaborative R&D projects, companies sign agreements on how the results of joint research should be shared. However, too often, they neglect legally applicable restrictions relating to competition.

To contribute towards a more balanced patent system within our interconnected world, Google is launching shared licences for Android.

Marie-Eve Comblen, Deloitte, details the potential problems and offers solutions relating to the confidentiality and non-competition obligations incumbent upon company employees.

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The Sirris Patent Cell is the contact point where tech companies can obtain information, advice and services in the field of intellectual property.