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  • Writer's pictureIlma Danielienė

EUIPO European Intellectual Property Office: Grants for Intellectual Property

EUIPO is the European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design. The EUIPO is committed to support SMEs. SMEs can request free intellectual property support and access more information and training about intellectual property. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) can provide companies with exclusive rights for trade mark and design protection throughout the European Union (EU) with just a single application.

Alicante, Spain: 28 January 2021

EUIPO currently provides the following possibilities for SMEs:

  • IP vouchers for small and medium-sized companies.

The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is a € 20 mln grant scheme created to help European small and medium-sized enterprises access their intellectual property rights. upported by the European Commission and the EUIPO, the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is aimed at businesses that wish to develop their IP strategies and protect their IP rights, at national, regional or EU level. Covering IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan) and/or trade mark and design applications, the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund can help you power your business. Each SME can be reimbursed up to a maximum of EUR 1 500. For more information, please visit the EUIPO website.

  • Free personalized Intellectual Property support

It is possible to obtain free support to maximise your business’s intellectual property potential with help from the experts. For more information, please visit the EUIPO website.

  • Apply for a European Union trade mark with the EasyFilling form.

This form helps SMEs and individuals based in the European Economic Area to submit a word or figurative European Union trade mark application. For more information, please visit the EUIPO website.

  • Apply for a Registered Community Design the Fast-Track way

FastTrack helps speed up the application at no additional cost. It is possible to apply online for a registered Community design or for an EU trade mark today. The application will be examined and published faster the FastTrack way. For more information, please visit the EUIPO website.

  • Let your Trade mark identify your business

A trade mark creates an identity that your customers can recognise, and it can play a key role in building your brand. With adequate protection it may become your most valuable asset. Please see the Trade mark Walkthrough for more information.

  • Stand out from the crowd with your Design.

Your product’s appearance helps your customers identify it, and is an asset worth protecting. Registering its design can set you apart in the market and protect you against infringement. Please visit the Design Walkthrough for more information.

  • eTranslation

eTranslation, provided by the European Commission, is a state-of-the-art online machine translation service. It is now available to all EU small and medium-sized enterprises. You can save time and translate any document easily in more than 24 languages. All the translated data will be confidential and secure, and, most importantly, eTranslation is free of charge. For more information, please visit the website.

  • Learn Intellectual property and help your business grow

EUIPO provides the possibility to choose from a selection of useful and interesting learning resources aimed at small and medium businesses. For more information, please vsit the EUIPO website.


EUIPO. 28 January 2021

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