INVESTMED Guidebook on Intellectual Property: what it is and how to protect it


Intellectual property rights (IPR) can be confusing and complicated - but they are also key to protecting and unlocking the economic potential of creativity and innovation, so it's something every entrepreneur should familiarise themselves with. 

To complement its Sustainable Business Management training programme, the EU-funded INVESTMED project has published an Intellectual Property Rights Guidebook, available in English, French and Arabic. The Guidebook aims to guide aspiring entrepreneurs through the basics of intellectual property and the legal frameworks protecting it globally, including IPR treaties and conventions, and nationally in Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. 

Confused about the difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents? Unsure what kind of protection covers a logo, a sound recording, or computer software? Want to know what laws are applicable to intellectual property in your country, how to apply, or how to oppose an application? 

Clear, comprehensive, and illustrated with real-life case studies, the INVESTMED IPR Guidebook can help. 

Download it now in English, French or Arabic.


The INVESTMED project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED has a duration of 30 months, with a total budget of 3.8 million euros, of which 3.4 million euros are funded by the European Union (90%). It involves 9 partners from Tunisia, Spain, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, and Italy: