Commission publishes IPR guide for FP6

March 19, 2004

Brussels, 18 Mar 2004

The European Commission has published its guide to intellectual property rights (IPR) for projects under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

The Commission states that it is intended to 'act as a guide to the various issues and pitfalls that participants [in FP6] may encounter. It also highlights aspects that should be considered before potential participants embark on a project or enter into consortium agreements.

Topics covered by the guide include:
- ownership;
- protection of knowledge;
- access rights;
- consortium agreements;
- innovation-related activities;
- patent searches;
- the end of the contract;
- advanced IPR strategies;
- useful resources.

To access the guide, please consult the following web address: r

Full text of the guide

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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