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.
|Name of organization or service Sort descending||Services provided to SMEs and Research Beneficiaries||Geographical areas of activities & services||Type of organization or service|
|Commissioner for Personal Data Protection||Data Protection, GDPR||Cyprus||National Data Protection Authority|
|Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO)||Plant Variety Rights, IP Protection, IP Searches & Tech Watch||EUROPEAN UNION||EU body or initiative|
|Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)||EU research infomation, Partner Search||EUROPEAN UNION||EU body or initiative|
|Copyright and Neighbouring rights Directorate||Copyright||Bulgaria||National IP office|
|Copyright and Related Rights Department, Ministry of Culture||Copyright||North Macedonia||National IP office|
|Copyright Directorate||Copyright||Albania||National IP office|
|Copyright Division, Ministry of Culture||Copyright||Denmark||National IP office|
|Copyright Division, Ministry of Culture||Copyright||Lithuania||National IP office|
|Copyright Law Department, Ministry of Culture||Copyright||Czech Republic||National IP office|
|Copyright Unit, Ministry of Culture||Copyright||Latvia||National IP office|
|Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency||Data Protection, GDPR||Croatia||National Data Protection Authority|
|Customs Administration of North Macedonia||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||North Macedonia||Customs Authority|
|Customs Administration of Republic of Slovenia||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Slovenia||Customs Authority|
|Customs Administration of Serbia||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Serbia||Customs Authority|
|Customs Administration of the Czech Republic||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Czech Republic||Customs Authority|
|Customs and Excise Department||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Cyprus||Customs Authority|
|Customs Chamber in Warsaw||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Poland||Customs Authority|
|Customs Directorate - Central Office, Ministry of Finance||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Croatia||Customs Authority|
|Customs Malta||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Malta||Customs Authority|
|Customs of the Republic of Lithuania||Counterfeiting and Squatting, Customs & Border Measures||Lithuania||Customs Authority|