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Patents and intellectual property

Researchers, designers and inventors who want to protect their work should contact the Belgian intellectual property office (OPRI), which is a federal agency.

There are various forms of intellectual property: copyright and related rights, patents, marks, drawings or models, and plant breeder’s rights.

Contact the Belgian Office for Intellectual Property (OPRI), part of the market regulation and organisation DG of the Public Federal Service Economy, SMEs, the Self-employed and Energy if you have any questions about External linkintellectual property in Belgium and the Benelux.