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March 15, 2021 About the EUIPO
SME Fund, filing trends and COVID-19: the ED update
In his latest video update the EUIPO’s Executive Director, Christian Archambeau, talks about the second window to apply for an SME Fund grant. The SME Fund is a €20 million scheme created to help European small to medium-sized enterprises access their intellectual property rights.
With more than 1 200 requests covering 3 000 intellectual property (IP) titles, the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund opened its second application window from 1 to 31 March 2020.
Mr Archambeau also gave an update on current filing trends: there has been a remarkable increase in demand for EU trade marks (over 10%) and China was the number one source of applications in 2020.
Watch the video for more insights