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Patents and intellectual property

Patents and intellectual property rights protect the research and innovations of your business
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 intellectual property in Belgium and the Benelux.