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The place where you can access easy Intellectual Property training request free limited support to solve any IP issue and follow the safest route to register your trade mark or design.
FastTrack helps speed up your application at no additional cost.
Apply online for a registered Community design or for an EU trade mark today. Your application will be examined and published faster the FastTrack way.
Let your Trade mark identify your business
A trade mark creates an identity that your customers can recognise, and it can play a key role in building your brand. With adequate protection it may become your most valuable asset.WALKTHROUGH
Stand out from the crowd with your Design
Your product’s appearance helps your customers identify it, and is an asset worth protecting. Registering its design can set you apart in the market and protect you against infringement.WALKTHROUGH
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eTranslation, provided by the European Commission, is a state-of-the-art online machine translation service. It is now available to all EU small and medium-sized enterprises. You can save time and translate any document easily in more than 24 languages. All the translated data will be confidential and secure, and, most importantly, eTranslation is free of charge.Start e-translating
Grow your business
through Intellectual Property
SMEs with IP rights have
higher revenue* per employee
*causal link not implied (Licensing activities by SMEs: evidence from EU trade mark owners, Dec 2019)
After registering 54% report a positive impact:
- Increase in reputation 52%
- Turnover 39%
- Access to new markets 37%
(IP SME Scoreboard, 2019)
Licensing led to 30% of the revenue* *64.000 Euro on average per year for micro companies that licensed out their EU trade mark (Structural Business Survey, 2013-2017)
- Following the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 on 11/12/2018 your phone number, fax number and email address will no longer be available and searchable via eSearch plus and TMview/ DesignView.
If you want your contact details to be publicly available and searchable via the above referred repositories, please click on options, then go to the section ‘personal details’, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tick the box next to ‘I want my phone number, fax number and email address to be publicly displayed and available on eSearch plus and TMview/ DesignView.
Please note that you will also be able to unsubscribe from receiving IP-related information from the Office (e.g. news and invitations to workshops, events, conferences and seminars).
If you want to unsubscribe, please click on options, then go to the section ‘personal details’, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tick the box next to ‘I want to unsubscribe from receiving IP-related information from the Office (e.g. news and invitations to workshops, events, conferences and seminars)’.
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About the initiative
While not every SME requires registered intellectual property rights (‘IPRs’), it is important that those that could potentially benefit from them are given help. Tailor-made support is particularly important considering the current challenges. Therefore, the EUIPO is committed to support SMEs. Within the EUIPO Ideas Powered for business HUB, businesses can get to the fastest route to register trade marks or designs. Furthermore, SMEs can request free intellectual property support and access more information and training about intellectual property.