New fund helps SMEs better protect their intellectual property
17 January 2022
With this week’s launch of the new EU SME Fund, the Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) want to support small and medium-sized companies in their COVID-19 recovery and their green and digital transitions. More specifically, this new fund will offer vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property rights by reimbursing up to 90% of the associated costs.
The 'Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund' is a grant scheme designed to help SMEs to better protect their intellectual property rights. It is a Commission initiative implemented by EUIPO, and grants can be applied for via EUIPO's website.
The application for grants will be open throughout the period 2022-2024, and they will be examined and evaluated based on a 'first come, first served' basis.ù Click here
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