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Indian Cosmetics Industry: how can European SMEs protect their brand and innovation?

About this event

With a large young population and a growing middle class, India offers a huge market for European SMEs to explore. The Indian cosmetics market is worth 5.49 billion euros and is expected to be growing at 18-25% annually, tripling in size and reaching 17 billion euros by 2025.

With organized retail landscape (e-commerce), supply chain availability, skilled manpower, a large and growing domestic distribution channels and presence of raw materials, India is and will continue to be a leader in the cosmetics industry. Given the market size, the demographics, and cosmetic & luxury products landscape, intellectual property plays a vital role in protecting brands and products associated with it.

The session is organised by the Global Cosmetics Cluster-Europe and the India IP SME Helpdesk. It is mainly designed for European SMEs (interested in) doing business with/in India. The overall aim is to build capacity and ensure that SMEs can exploit business opportunities in the Indian market while being able to protect their brand and innovation and enforce their rights in case of counterfeiting.

The session will touch upon the following:

  • Indian cosmetics industry – what are the market opportunities for European SMEs?
  • Intellectual property in the value chain – from production, packaging to distribution: what kind of rights apply in India?
  • Enforcement of your intellectual property rights in online and offline markets.
  • Ad-hoc answers to your queries on doing business in/with India.


10:00 – 10:05 | Welcome

Ségolène Leloutre, International Relationships Director, Cosmetic Valley

10:05 – 10:15 | EU initiatives supporting internationalisation to India

Ségolène Leloutre, International Relationships Director, Cosmetic Valley

Stefano Guardati, Project Manager, India IP SME Helpdesk

10:15 – 10:45 | Protecting innovation in the Indian Cosmetics Industry

Girish Somawarpet Nagraj, IP Expert, India IP SME Helpdesk

10:45 – 10:55 | Q&A

10:55 – 11:00 | Closing Remarks

Ségolène Leloutre, International Relationships Director, Cosmetic Valley

About Global Cosmetics Cluster-Europe: Coordinated by Cosmetic Valley, gathers 6 European clusters form the cosmetics industry. Co-funded by the COSME program of the European Union, provides actions to boost the internationalization of European SMEs and facilitate the access to new markets. A 24-month acceleration program dedicated to SMEs based on 4 actions: Market Intelligence, Capacity buildings (trainings, coaching…), international trade and partnership (btob missions, marketplace…), Fundings opportunities.


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    India IP SME Helpdesk

    The India IP SME Helpdesk offers first-line support on Intellectual Property and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs and SMEs from countries associated to the Single Market Programme (SMP) that operate or intend to access the Indian market.

  • Guest speaker
    Ségolène Leloutre Directrice Relations Internationales @ Cosmetic Valley

    Ségolène is working for Cosmetic Valley for 14 years. Before being dedicated to the international partnerships of Cosmetic Valley, she started as R&D project manager and then as network manager for the cluster. She coordinates the Global Cosmetics Cluster launched in 2016 and the Global Cosmetics Cluster- Europe ESCP 4i project, co-funded by the COSME programme of EU.

  • Guest speaker
    Girish Somawarpet Nagraj IP Expert @ India IP SME Helpdesk

    Girish started his career as a software engineer at Infosys Technologies Ltd - India, working in the domain of communication networks and voice over internet telephony (VOIP) and gradually moved into the domain of intellectual property. He has been involved in patent research in the fields of ICT and AI technologies for over 5 years, with varied institutional, academic and industry experiences.

  • Guest speaker
    Stefano Guardati Project Officer @ EUROCHAMBRES

    Over 4 years in management of EU-funded projects in the field of digital economy, regional development and internationalisation supporting European SMEs. He has long experience in cooperating with a variety of EU and non-EU stakeholders.

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