The IP Helpdesk provides free-of-charge, first-line support to European SMEs on IP management, protection and enforcement. Consisting of five dedicated regional Helpdesk services covering China, Europe, Latin America, India and Southeast Asia, it caters to the individual needs of businesses operating in those markets. The regional Helpdesk for Europe specifically assists EU SMEs and researchers in dealing with IP issues in the context of EU-funded research and innovation projects.