Date : 10/10/2018 – Source : luxinnovation.lu

The first seminar of the Afterworks cycle of Intellectual Property will take place this Thursday. It’s an opportunity for the director of the Institute of Intellectual Property Luxembourg (IPIL) to remind the importance and variety of tools to protect craft creations whatsoever.

Beyond the notion of patent, is the concept of intellectual property well understood by the creative industries?

« Too often, the notion of intellectual property is reduced to the patent. Especially, the small actors are convinced that this only concerns large industrial companies and that it is very expensive.

We observe too often that especially SMEs, TPE, start-up, … do not know the subject at all or have a partial or incorrect understanding of the subject matter.

The creative industries sector is mainly made up of small players, for whom the tools of intellectual property are in my opinion very important. It is therefore essential to gain a better understanding of this topic in order to grasp when and how these tools can help… them develop their business.

The purpose of our Afterworks, for example, is to sensitize all the actors who wish to discover and learn more about this topic. The round tables that we organise, are intended to showcase via testimonials through the testimonials of entrepreneurs, how intellectual property is put into practice by their peers and what it can bring as an advantage or benefit.

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