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News article6 June 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

Ambassador of the Month: Fanny Koleva

European IP Helpdesk team is glad to introduce you to the ambassador of this month, Fanny Koleva who works for ARC Consulting, the EEN coordinator of Bulgaria. Having more than 20 years experience in intellectual property (IP) sector, Fanny provides support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in IP related issues as well as she acts as appraiser in the Innovative Enterprise of the Year Annual Contest. 

In her interview, she indicated that one of the most crucial topics at the moment, not only in Bulgaria but across Europe, is the Unitary Patent, which has just started in June, after such a long-time expectation. She also mentioned that SME Fund - a European Commission initiative implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) – is an important grant scheme especially with the expended opportunities to include European patents as well as EU plant varieties under the grant.

Read the full interview here.