INVESTMED publishes the paper: Intellectual Property Rights: Major challenges and how to overcome them in Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia


INVESTMED is pleased to release its report: Intellectual Property Rights: Major challenges and how to overcome them in Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia, a study conducted and compiled by project partner Beyond Group. The report sheds light on the current situation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)  in the INVESTMED target countries: Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia, focusing on challenges related to the IPR enabling environment in each of the countries, also providing insights on opportunities for the way forward. The report was developed based on several consultation sessions led by Beyond Group with INVESTMED entrepreneurs and policymakers in each target country.

IPR play a pivotal role, functioning as a catalyst for economic growth, innovation, and the bolstering of regional competitiveness. The establishment of a robust IPR framework thus stands as a cornerstone, safeguarding the intellectual creations, inventions, and artistic pursuits of entrepreneurs and enterprises. This foundation nurtures a culture of perpetual innovation and knowledge dissemination. By ensuring the protection of intellectual assets, IPR fosters confidence among entrepreneurs, affirming the shielding of their inventive ideas from unauthorized use. This assurance, in turn, spurs increased investments in time, resources, and expertise aimed at propelling the development of groundbreaking products and services. This infusion of investment not only draws external capital but also facilitates the transfer of cutting-edge technologies and encourages research and development efforts.

The primary purpose of this study is to provide meticulously crafted recommendations to streamline and simplify the procedures associated with IPR registration for entrepreneurs operating within and from Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt. By alleviating the intricate burdens associated with intellectual property protection, the ultimate aim is to stimulate an upsurge in creative ideation and commercialisation. The untapped potential harboured by the region’s enterprising individuals stands to be unlocked, ushering in a new era of innovation and economic growth.

Read the report here.

This study was conducted and published by Beyond Group under the INVESTMED project. Beyond Group brings together three specialized, change-driven practices and an international alliance of like-minded organizations as we serve global partners through Meaningful Consulting, a human-centric journey that aims at achieving deep change within governments, organizations and communities at the level of ideas, systems and practices. The INVESTMED Project (InNoVativE Sustainable sTart-ups for the MEDiterranean) is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED has a duration of 30 months, ending in December 2023, with a total budget of €3.8 Million, of which €3.4 Million (90%) is funded by ENI CBC MED.

The publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme under the INVESTMED Project. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Beyond Group and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or the Programme management structures.