Intellectual Property Rights

As an employee of your Host Organisation, the ownership of foreground in your research is the property of your employer and subject to the Host Organisation's internal regulations.

If your research results in a discovery which is commercially exploitable, or potentially exploitable, your Host Organisation is required to take all reasonable steps to protect the IPR resulting from this research. This should be done by patenting or otherwise asserting and protecting these rights. National regulation should apply for IPR protection. Host Organisations can seek assistance from the Programme Office if advice is required.

Applicants may find the Guide to Intellectual Property Rules for FP7 Projects useful. The EU IPR Helpdesk offers free of charge first-line support on IP and IPR matters to beneficiaries of EU-funded research projects.