Have you already taken care to adequately protect your intellectual property in your startup? Do you have a model or brand that you want to protect on a national, regional or European level? If so, you now have a great opportunity to receive support in the form of an intellectual property grant. The first applications will be collected on 11 January 2021.
Do not forget about adequate protection of intellectual property, as it significantly contributes to the growth and reputation of the company and strengthens its competitive advantage!
Up to 1,500 euros for the registration of trademarks and models
This year, the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund will help small and medium-sized EU-based enterprises (SMEs) to protect intellectual property rights in the form of intellectual property vouchers.
When can the subsidies be claimed?
You can apply for funding from the SME Fund, co-financed by European Commission and EUIPO, over five time periods in 2021. The first applications will be collected at EUIPO on 11 January 2021, after which applications can be submitted within four timeframes according to the following schedule:
- time frame 1: January 11 – January 31, 2021
- time frame 2: March 1 – March 31, 2021
- time frame 3: May 1 - May 31, 2021
- time frame 4: July 1 – July 31, 2021
- time frame 5: September 1 - September 30, 2021
Only one application can be submitted. The maximum reimbursement is EUR 1,500 per applicant.
Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you submit your application as soon as possible.
You can find more information here.
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