Published: 07/03/2011 | Modified: 06/06/2014, 11:35 am

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are various legal entitlements attached to the product of the mind or the intellect, such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets.

General information about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) should be found on the national EURAXESS portals.

In several ESCs, IPR experts provide information on the portal and/or directly to researchers: The University of National and World Economy (see Bulgaria 1) is specialized in IPR and uses its expertise within the framework of EURAXESS to inform and advise mobile researchers. In Poland (see Poland 13) a legal expert was employed to advise on all legal issues, including IPR.

Including a leaflet on patents and IPR (provided by the host institution) in a welcome package is also useful for informing mobile researchers (see Belgium 1).