EU grant scheme for the protection of IP rights
The European Commission and EUIPO support a 20 million Euro grant scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to protect their Intellectual Property Rights. The “Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund” is aimed at businesses that wish to develop their IP strategies and protect their IP rights at a national, regional or EU level. The program covers inter alia trademark application and design application fees (50% off trademark and design basic application fees up to Euro 1.500). It also covers IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan). The programme started on 11/01/2021. 5 application windows will open until 30/09/2021. This is a great opportunity for SMEs!
More information on the application process and eligibility can be found here.