Today it’s World Intellectual Property Day!

This year’s World IP Day focuses on “IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market”.

Every business starts with an idea that made its way to market. With IP rights, an idea can be turned into a business opportunity that generates value.

This year’s World IP Day campaign maps key IP-related issues that come into play when taking ideas to the market. Check WIPO IP Day to take a closer look at identifying, protecting, and leveraging IP assets for business growth.

Our dedicated Cresco lawyers can assist you with the design and implementation of strategies for IP protection, licensing and other forms of IP monetization, and enforcement.

You can read more about the several types of IP design, development and monetization strategies in the Cresco book “Innovate, Collaborate, Grow!”, which provides strategic and practical guidance to entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups and corporates.

We furthermore take the opportunity of this World IP Day to bring to your attention that the next application window for the “IP Vouchers”, entitling SME’s to a partial refund for a trademark application, will be in May.

The IP vouchers are granted on a first come, first served basis. Read more about it here or contact us for more information.


Olivier Van Raemdonck
Managing Partner


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