European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has recently announced that the call for applications to the SME Fund 2023 will be open from 23 January to 8 December 2023. The SME Fund is a European Commission initiative implemented by the EUIPO in collaboration with European National Intellectual Property Offices. A total of EUR 27.1 million will be allocated in grants throughout the year on a first come, first served basis.
SMEs will have opportunity to benefit from two options of vouchers:
Voucher 1: for 90 % reimbursement of the IP pre-diagnostic services (IP Scan)
Voucher 2: 75 % off the basic application fees for trade mark and design at EU level,
50 % off the basic application fees for trade mark and design outside the EU.
EUIPO has recorded that a total of 33 385 applications submitted by SMEs have been awarded since the launch of the initiative in January 2021.
- Publication date
- 24 January 2023