To say that this past year has not been easy budget-wise on entrepreneurs and startups is a bit of an understatement.
Luckily, the EU alongside partner Intellectual Property Offices must have really enjoyed that famous Jerry Maguire scene – “Help us help you!”
So, they have created a Fund to help out small and medium-sized companies by covering up to 1.500 EUR of the official fees regarding the protection of their IP rights.
This SME Fund will cover up to 75% of the pre-diagnostic service fees or up to 50% of the registration fees, whether they regard national or EU rights. For example, if you want to register an EU trademark (protected for every EU member state) for one Nice class, let’s say “selling shoes online”, then you can receive up to 50% of the fee back, namely 425 EUR.
You can apply for this Fund between July 1st and July 31st.
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