39 participants were enabled to strengthen Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) related knowledge and enhance commercialization through an IPMED Awareness Session


An IPMED awareness session was held on Monday, 22nd February 2021 virtually by Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greek partner.

The main aim of conducting the awareness session is to enable the attendees facilitate access to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), enhance commercialization, and strengthen IPR-related knowledge and awareness.
A total of 39 persons including representatives of start-ups and MSMEs, young and women entrepreneurs, representatives of business support organizations, law firms, patent attorneys, Universities, Research Institutes, and local Development Agencies attended the online session.

Mr. Konstantinos Moraitidis, member of the Administrative Committee of the TCCI welcomed the participants and underlined the importance of IPR for business.

Mr. Antonios Boumpoulas, Head of Studies and Research Department at Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry explained IPMED's mission along with its activities.

Dr. Dimitrios Kouzelis, Managing Partner of the Consulting Company on Intellectual Property issues and '' Intellex '' and President of the Commission for Intellectual Property Rights of the Hellenic National Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce presented various aspects of intellectual property such as: patent, software, industrial design, trademark, commercial secret etc., which could be related to a specific product. He analyzed each one of these aspects and focused on the feasibility, the value, the process to be followed and the cost of a patent for an inventor or company. The session ended with questions and answers.

IPMED project is implemented by a consortium of organizations where JEDCO of Jordan is the leader, and in partnership with Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Greece, FILSE in Italy, Agora Institute in Spain and Tunis Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tunisia. . The project's budget is1.194 million euros, funded by the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme for the Mediterranean Basin within the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI CBCMED), to develop small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), promote economic and social development and support innovative entrepreneurs’ projects.