IP free training courses

The major source of value of an organisation lies in its intellectual capital. In this introductory course, we will explain the concepts of tangible and intangible assets which form the skeleton of any organisation, incorporate intellectual property, even if organisations are not often aware of it. This course will then give you an overview of intellectual property (IP) and introduce the main IP rights. 

Estimated duration: 2 hours

In this module you will learn how to use the new Espacenet efficiently, from a simple search to complex queries with search filters. Our step by step method, with exercises and illustrations, will progressively guide you through this powerful tool.

Estimated duration: 4 hours. 

The purpose of this module is to introduce you to the current version of TMview. 

The different search modes and options will be presented to you in a practical and didactic way, with the help of illustrations and exercises, to familiarise yourself with the world's largest free trademark search tool.

Estimated duration: 4 hours.


ThatsIP is a free intellectual property e-learning tool developed by The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) and The Netherlands Patent Office. The tool is available in English and Dutch.

ThatsIP provides an easy-to-follow introduction to intellectual property. Designed for students, the tool aligns with business practice and includes a quiz so they can test their own IP knowledge. This knowledge is essential to succeed academically, but also for graduates who want to start a business of their own.