Sectoral guidelines

Industrial and Intellectual Property, a business tool for SMEs

The Textile, Clothing, Leather and Fur, Footwear and Furniture sectors face intense competition in their daily struggle to survive, especially from other continents such as Asia and South America.

Small businesses that need to protect their valuable Industrial and Intellectual Property (IP) (inventions, brands and designs) can access four new internationally accredited Sector Guides.

These guides clearly explain what industrial and intellectual property rights can mean to a SME: how to use them, and the keys for gaining a deeper understanding of them, including issues related to falsification.