Brussels, 26 April 2002
The IPR Helpdesk, which provides intellectual property rights (IPR) advice to current and potential contractors in EU supported research projects, is now back in operation with a temporarily limited service.
The helpdesk was launched in 1998 as a European Commission pilot project. The original contract for the project came to an end in August 2001, but is now providing services once more under a new contractor. The service is being upgraded and improved with, amongst other things, the creation of a new web site.
In the meantime, the helpdesk is running a limited service offering:
- a link to the previous IPR Helpdesk web site;
- a database on intellectual property, including an advanced search system;
- the 'latest news' section;
- IPR Helpdesk contact details.
For further information, please consult the following web address: http://www.ipr-helpdesk.org
The service can also be accessed via CORDIS at: http://www.cordis.lu/ipr-helpdesk