The Polytechnic of Coimbra provides a set of support services to teaching staff, researchers, students and other employees who, in the course of their duties, consider that there are intellectual assets that may be subject to protection and consequent enhancement. In particular:

– Provision of information on IP and the applicable legal framework

– Support in IP database searches

– Support in the preparation of applications for the different types of IP

– Formalisation and management of IP rights allocation processes


The protection process must precede any public communication (posters, thesis, articles) or disclosure (conferences, media, Internet) of the invention/creation, under penalty of making the protection process unfeasible – PROTECT BEFORE DISCLOSING.


For any questions on this matter, please contact us by e-mail or phone 239 791 250.