Elastopole’s mission is to support businesses in the elastomers and polymers sector in their innovation projects which ensuring that confidentiality is maintained. Since it started, the Cluster has therefore put in place all appropriate resources to ensure that information is protected and guarantee that discussions are confidential.
Elastopole also supports partners in collaborative projects in establishing confidentiality contracts and consortium agreements.
Finally, the Cluster organises training every year in the area of intellectual property.
If you would like training in intellectual property : contact Natacha Olivier who will supply you with the Elastopole 2014 Training Catalogue.
The intellectual property guide, published on the DGCIS site and intended for those involved in competitiveness clusters is a tool to assist in understanding and controlling intellectual property issues in competitiveness clusters. The guide contains 18 practical sheets, model contracts for use in R&D projects, talks about current regulations and provides tools relating to methodology and contracts. See the guide.
A practical guide for managing intellectual property intended for SMEs has been produced by the DGICS to enable SMEs to better understand intellectual property issues and company competitiveness. Advice for each key moment in the life of a company and examples of good practice with regard to intellectual property strategy can be found in this guide. See the guide.
The INPI issues industrial property titles (patents, trademarks, designs and patterns) and also works to support and inform innovators ; it contributes to changes in industrial property law and also participates actively in the fight against patent infringement. See the INPI web site.