If you are a business owner interested in protecting your intellectual property (IP) you are in the right place. Here you will find EU funding for your IP costs with the SME Fund, free personalised consultations for your IP questions, as well as training, tools and the best route to registration for your EU trade mark and designs.

DISCOVER Intellectual Property

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Not sure where to start?

You have an idea or a brand name and are not sure how to go forward? Not sure what kind of intellectual property (trade marks, designs, patents) you should be considering? Check out our ‘Discover Guides’ and get a personalised report depending on what you need to know. 10 minutes is all it takes.
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Stand out from the crowd

So you have a name for your product. What next?
  • Discover the benefits of registering your trade mark. Your brand, properly protected, may become your most valuable asset.
  • Consider the importance of registering your design, the appearance of your product. This will allow you to protect it against counterfeiting.
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Free Personalised Intellectual Property Support

Experts across Europe are ready to answer your questions related to IP.

Do you need help preparing your trade mark, design or other IP-right application?

  • Is your trade mark or design application likely to be accepted?
  • Is someone using your trade mark, design or patent without your permission?
  • Are you being accused of infringing somebody else’s IP rights?
  • Maybe you have an opposition or want to appeal a decision on your application but need some guidance?
Whatever your question is, you can apply here for free advice in your language.
Apply and we help you to find an IP expert to assist you in your language. Fill out the form.
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PROTECT Intellectual Property

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SME Fund – protect your intellectual property with minimum expenses

Benefit from:
90% reimbursement for IP pre-diagnostic services (IP Scan)
75% reimbursement of trade mark and design fees at EU and national or regional level
50% reimbursement of trade mark and design fees outside the EU
50% reimbursement of patent fees at national level
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of SMEs experienced positive impact of registering IPRs
SMEs that own IP rights have a
higher revenue per employee than those that do not
of SMEs achieved financial gain through their registered IPRs


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Learn intellectual property and help your business grow

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