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October 05, 2021 About the EUIPO

Extended funding opportunity for SMEs during October


 

The SME Fund, the EUIPO’s initiative that grants financial aid for intellectual property (IP) matters, will be also open throughout October.

So far, in 2021, the EUIPO has supported more than 8 000 SMEs from all over the EU. The sixth application window was launched on 1 and open until 31 October 2021. More than 16 000 trade marks and 4 400 designs have been requested at national, regional and EU level. Applications for IP pre-diagnostic services (IP Scan) are also on the rise, with 487 requests to date.

The Fund is open to small business as well as IP lawyers and representatives who can apply and can carry out the full procedure on behalf of their clients.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can save up to EUR 1 500 in trade mark and design basic application fees and IP pre-diagnostic services.

More on the SME Fund

The Ideas Powered for business SME Fund is a €20 million grant scheme helping European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights.

A European Commission initiative, the SME Fund is implemented by the EUIPO and the national and regional IP offices of the EU to support businesses in developing their IP strategies and protecting their IP rights, at national, regional or EU level.

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