Assistance for European companies that intend to access Central America
By Mayora IP
The tool intends to provide free-of-charge assistance relating to intellectual property issues to SMEs from the European Union and associated COSME countries doing business with or in Guatemala, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama, among other target markets.
This service consists in providing first-line assistance which does not extend to the drafting of patent applications or of contracts, as well as training, materials and online resources. The EU goal is to:
-improve the awareness of EU SMEs about intellectual property rules and practices in the target markets;
-improve the capacity of EU SMEs to manage and protect their intellectual property in relation to the target markets.
-identify and facilitate contacts with external service providers or authorities such as intellectual property Offices;
-strengthen communication channels with chambers of commerce and industry federations.