Following previous calls in 2015, 2017, and 2019, the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (EUIPO Observatory) has launched its 2021 call for proposals at the beginning of May. The goal of these grants is to highlight the economic importance of IP, to raise awareness on the importance of protecting intellectual property rights (IPR), and on the damage caused by the infringement of these rights.
As identified in the Observatory work programme for 2021, the new call aims to engage several priority audiences, in particular children, educators, and young consumers. Through the 2021 call, the EUIPO strives to raise awareness of the negative effects caused by counterfeiting and piracy, reducing the appeal of such pirated products.
An important change of this call for proposals in comparison to previous years is a simplified funding mechanism that is based on the achievement of results. This means that financing by the EUIPO will be linked to the achievement of results and budget sent, not to costs.
In order to apply for the grant, applications must be submitted to the EUIPO no later than 8 June 2021 at 13:00 (CET).
To learn more about this call for proposals, visit the EUIPO's website.
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