Commercialisation is the process of turning products and services into a commercially viable value. Concerning Intellectual Property (IP), this term can be more specifically defined as the process of bringing IP to the market in view of future profits and business growth.
It is certainly not an easy task to manage IP commercialisation as the success of this process depends on several internal and external factors such as business objectives, type of IP as well as economic and intellectual resources. In addition, since IP can be commercialised either directly by its owner, through an assignment or by building up business partnerships, the selection of the most appropriate tool is often challenging, especially for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The purpose of the guide is to provide basic facts on Intellectual Property (IP) aspects in commercialisation activities.
Be aware of the following fact sheets provided by the IPR Helpdesk:
– Commercialising Intellectual Property: Internal Product Development
– How to Search for Patent Information
– How to Search for Trade Marks
– Design Searching
– Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms
– Defending and Enforcing IP