Join CrowdTuesday: Intellectual Property and Crowdfunding, 27 April 2021, 14.30-15.30 CEST (online)


Join us on Tuesday, 27 April 2021 at 14.30 CEST for a very exciting and industry relevant webinar on intellectual property in the context of crowdfunding.

Intellectual property is one of the most important and valuable assets for the innovative companies around the world. Despite its significance for the future value and growth of the innovative ventures, the founders often neglect proper IP arrangements, be it a registration of particular IP rights or contractual arrangements protecting the IP assets when involving employees or other external parties.

Crowdfunding campaign adds another complexity into this equation, as making your product or service very public without thinking of IP can have some adverse impact on the IP rights. The real problem is a lack of awareness and subsequently lack of finances to allocate for building a proper IP strategy or at least a basic strategy for initial IP protection.

The event is organized in partnership with European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

In this webinar, we will address both issues. First, we will raise awareness about the importance of IP in the context of crowdfunding campaign, then offer a first-hand account from the platform/company perspective and, lastly, we will present a great opportunity to significantly decrease your IP exploration costs through new EUIPO SME Fund grants.


  • Sebastien Hanck – EUIPO
  • Coro Gutierrez – EUIPO
  • Coenraad de Vries – Oneplanetcrowd & StartGreen Capital
  • Ivona Skultetyova – ECN (moderator)

14.30 – Welcome
14.35 – Overview of IP Rights: Dos and Don’ts – Coro Gutierrez
15.50 – IP in the Context of a Crowdfunding Campaign – Coenraad de Vries
15.05 – EUIPO’s SME Fund, Pro Bono Network and other initiatives – Sebastien Hanck
15.20 – Q&A

Register for the event here

After the registration, participants will receive the link for the event.

The session will be recorded.





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