The European IP Helpdesk’s Signposting Directory is a dynamic database providing access to key institutions and services active in the fields of intellectual property, research and/or business support, at EU level and at national and regional level in each of the 28 EU Member States as well as in the COSME countries. It includes contact details for national IP offices, national data protection offices, customs authorities, funding agencies, and more.

You can browse the database by name, type of organisation, geographical area or types of services provided, by using the search tool below. 

The Directory is a work in progress. It will be regularly expanded, and our team will endeavour to keep it up-to-date at all times. Should you have any question or suggestion in relation to this tool, do not hesitate to let us know, via our contact form
 

Displaying 166 items.
Name of organization or service Sort ascending Services provided to SMEs and Research Beneficiaries Geographical areas of activities & services Type of organization or service
Zoll - German Customs Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures Germany Customs Authority
World Trade Organization (WTO) - TRIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, Commercial Law EUROPEAN UNION, NON-EU COSME COUNTRIES, India, Japan, CHINESE REGION, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH-EAST ASIA, Other regions International Organisation
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, Alternative Dispute Resolution, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch EUROPEAN UNION, NON-EU COSME COUNTRIES, India, Japan, CHINESE REGION, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH-EAST ASIA, Other regions International Organisation
Urząd Ochrony Danych Osobowych (Personal Data Protection Office) Data Protection, GDPR Poland National Data Protection Authority
Unit Copyright and Publishing law Copyright Germany National IP office
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch Turkey National IP office
Tullverket Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures Sweden Customs Authority
Tull - Customs Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures Finland Customs Authority
Trademark Office, Directorate of Commercial Property Trade Marks, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch Greece National IP office
The National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing Data Protection, GDPR Romania National Data Protection Authority
The Information Commissioner's Office Data Protection, GDPR United Kingdom National Data Protection Authority
Swedish Patent and Registration Office INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch Sweden National IP office
State Revenue Service, National Customs Board Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures Latvia Customs Authority
State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch Lithuania National IP office
State Office of Industrial Property INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch North Macedonia National IP office
State Office for Inventions and Trademarks INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch Romania National IP office
State Intellectual Property Office INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch Croatia National IP office
State Data Protection Inspectorate Data Protection, GDPR Lithuania National Data Protection Authority
Spanish Patent and Trademark Office INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch Spain National IP office
South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IP internationalisation SOUTH-EAST ASIA EU body or initiative