In its capacity as Belgian Intellectual Property Office, IPObel’s revenues come from the processing fees and maintenance fees relating to patent applications, supplementary protection certificates and plant variety rights it collects. Find out how our revenues evolved between 2017 and 2021.
2021 brought various changes to the field of copyright, mainly at the level of the Digital Single Market Copyright Directive, the Satellite and Cable Directive 2, and the support provided to Belgian authors and artists to mitigate the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on their activities.
Belgium is one of the 38 Member States of the European Patent Organisation (EPO) and collaborates with it through IPObel. This collaboration has been further strengthened this year in order to continuously improve IPObel’s quality of service.
Awareness campaign for accountants and tax advisors
Accountants and auditors are often consulted as advisors by companies. To inform this target audience on the importance of intellectual property rights, IPObel has published a series of articles in ITAA ACctua.