How to Use Intellectual Property to Boost Your Business 30 October 2019

IP (Intellectual Property) Conference for SMEs

Intellectual Property Conference for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is organized by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in cooperation with the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH).

The event will take place at Sokos Hotel Presidentti in Helsinki on Wednesday 30 October.

There is a limited number of seats. Register now to ensure yours!


Keskiviikko 30.10.2019 klo 9:00 - 16:00


Sokos Hotel Presidentti, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, Helsinki, Finland


Preliminary Programme

Plenary Session

9:00 Registration

9:30 Introductory remarks by PRH and EUIPO

9:50 IPR in Business with specific focus on trademarks and designs
  • Different IPRs to meet your business’s needs. What is needed and why? How to manage IP?
  • What are Trade Marks & Designs? Why and how to apply? How to enforce them? EU and National levels.
10:45 Use of Trademarks and Designs
  • Finnish businesses point of view. Why protect your rights and how to use them in building your business?
  • How a real business can combat copycats and infringers?
  • Case example of how a Finnish company successfully used its IP to defend its commercial interests.
12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session

Track 1: IP for SMEs

13:00 - 14:00 Experts’ Advice

  • How to use different IP Tools and databases
  • Hints & tips for company owners/managers

14:00 - 14:30 Panel Discussion

Track 2: IP for Public Sector and Academia

13:00 Best IP Service Practices
  • How public sector in EU and Finland supports SMEs?
  • Status update: PRH and Finnish Customs
14:00 - 14:30 Cooperation with Stakeholders

Closing Session

14:30 - 15:00 Design Driving Success

Conclusions and Summary

15:00 - 16:00 Networking with Cocktails

16:00 End of Conference



Register here by 22 October 2019. The event is free of charge.


Additional Information

For more information please send us an email to: yrityspalvelut(at)

You may also contact:
Mr Olli Ilmarinen
Development Specialist
Email: olli.ilmarinen(at)
Tel. +358 9 6939 5236

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