World Intellectual Property Organization

IP Outreach in Practice > IP Use and Awareness


Organizer: Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS)
Country/Territory: Austria
Language: English
Focus: Patents
Outreach Tools: Awards / Scholarships / Grants, Case Studies, Events, Training, Website
Target Audience: SMEs


"Innovation Protection Programme" ("Innovationsschutzprogramm"): offers support and assistance to Austrian small and medium-sized businesses in protecting their intellectual property rights (IPR) in Asian emerging markets, especially China (by raising IPR awareness, helping with IP audits/registration/enforcement); also includes the "patent credit action" ("Patentkreditaktion") consisting of grants for patent applications, and bank guarantees for loans taken out to finance patent applications

[Date Added/Updated: Dec 3, 2012]

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