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European Research Executive Agency

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) - Promotion of agricultural products

Have you come up with a new invention or created a design, symbol, commercial name or image?  Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protect these creations.


  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Geographical indications such as Parma ham or Champagne, which are covered under EU quality schemes for agricultural products

More on EU quality schemes for agricultural products

More on geographical indications and bilateral agreements between the EU and third countries

eAmbrosia – the EU geographical indications register


IPR Helpdesks

Do you need advice relating to IPR? Ask one of our experts at the IPR helpdesk.

For advice on European cross-border activities, contact the European IPR Helpdesk.

If you are in China, Latin America or South-East Asia, select the relevant helpdesk for information for your region: