SME Fund for IP protection by SMEs
The SME Fund is a European Commission initiative implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and will run from 10 January 2022 to 16 December 2022. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Why protecting your intellectual property is necessary
Protecting your IP is a must in the digital age. It is the only legal way to avoid having your unique ideas, products, or services copied or used without permission. IP protection can cover many different assets, including trademarks, designs, patents, corporate identities, products, services, and processes.
Who can benefit from the SME Fund
The SME Fund offers financial support to SMEs established in the European Union. The application can be filed by an owner, an employee or an authorised representative of an EU SME acting on its behalf. Grants are always transferred directly to SMEs.
The application process is simple. Just make sure that you have the following documents ready when you apply. These documents must be in PDF format (scanned versions of physical documents in PDF format are accepted). All documentation submitted must be legible and without password protection.
This news item was originally posted on 24/02/22.