The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the call for proposals No. GR/001/21, is launching again, at the initiative of the European Commission, the “Ideas Powered for business SME Fund” scheme of grants to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to protect their intellectual property (IP) assets. From January 10, it is possible to request the Industrial Property vouchers that the EUIPO has launched for the second consecutive year to help SMEs domiciled in an EU member country in the field of IP rights. Program funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Unlike the previous edition, this year patent applications (in addition to trademarks, designs and models) are included among the subsidized categories and temporary windows for filing applications are deleted. Thus, applications can be submitted from January 10 to December 16, 2022, at any time, while funds are available.
Please find below some key points about the aforementioned initiative:
To find out how to get the fees reimbursed for your next trademark, patent or design applications, contact us by sending an email to email@example.com or by phone at 938 228 272.