Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund Launched!
Author: Sarah Cannataci, Associate
Calling all small and medium enterprises! The EUIPO, in collaboration with the European Commission and the national Intellectual Property Offices of the European Union, has launched a €20 million grant scheme titled the ‘Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund’, with the aim of helping SMEs to protect their intellectual property (‘IP’) rights at national, regional or EU level as well as develop their IP strategies. If you are an SME, you can apply and get up to 50% discount on basic application fees for trademarks and designs, with each SME having the possibility to be reimbursed up to a maximum of €1,500!
There are 5 application windows throughout this year, with Window 1 ranging between 11 January 2021 to 31 January 2021. Grants are to be awarded on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. If you are interested and want to learn more, you can attend an explanatory webinar being held tomorrow 19th January 2021 on: https://euipo.blumm.it/event/webinar/20210119-1000-sl.
For further questions or assistance on IP matters, please contact Dr Sarah Cannataci on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details can be found on the EUIPO website in the following link: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/online-services/sme-fund