Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property rights in Luxembourg are
covered by the following regulations:
The Department for Intellectual Property Rights at The Ministry of Economy and Trade have created a number of measures to encourage companies (especially SMEs) to register patents;
- The short-term patent - this six-year patent can be obtained without submission of a research report. It differs from the normal patent by length of protection cover and cost, however the normal twenty-year patent gives a higher level of security.
- Online registraton of patents and copyright - to speed up the registration process
An EU project entitled "Linking Innovation and Intellectual Property (LIIP), which is partly financed under FP5, is coordinated by the Technology Watch Tower at CPR Henri Tudor and Luxinnovation. The EU project aims to highlight the importance of intellectual property for innovative companies.
Luxinnovation holds regular training seminars on intellectual property.