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iulie 01, 2021 Despre EUIPO
New funding opportunity: Apply now
The SME Fund, the EUIPO’s initiative that grants financial aid for intellectual property matters, is open throughout July.
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.
The Fund, which is now in its fourth application window, has reached almost 6 000 European companies to date, an impressive 71.8% of whom are new to trade mark and design registration.
Almost 10 000 trade marks and over 2 500 designs have been requested at national, regional and EU level. Applications for the IP pre-diagnostic services are also on the rise, with 322 requests so far. Each SME Fund voucher has an average value of EUR 560 and 94% of requests have been accepted.
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.
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.