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.
Startups and other small and medium-sized enterprises established in the European Union will be able to benefit from a fund set up by the European Union to submit applications for international, national, and European Union trademarks and designs and to cover the intellectual property pre-diagnosis (IP Scan) service.
A new upgrade is that this year is that support is also available for national patent applications.
This is a great opportunity to register your intellectual property or extend the protection you already have to other countries.
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.
Up to EUR 1,500 or up to EUR 750 for patent applications can be reimbursed to a single company for these services.
IP Scan: Rest assured that your company’s intellectual property is protected
Aurelija Rutkauskaitė and Vilija Viešūnaitė, lawyers at the TRINITI JUREX law firm, are qualified to provide the IP Scan service.
The IP Scan service is a preliminary assessment of the intellectual property objects owned and developed by a business entity and detailed recommendations from a professional lawyer on the most effective ways and means of protecting these objects. After receiving an IP Scan report prepared by our lawyers, you will find out how well your company’s intellectual property is protected now, and what needs to be done to make it even more effective.
This is especially relevant for startups – experience shows that often, intellectual property is not fully transferred to the company or protected.
Up to 90 percent compensation for the IP Scan service is available.
Register your trademark or design, get a patent for an invention, and receive compensation. Apply for intellectual property advice and receive compensation to pay for the services. We encourage you not to miss this great opportunity to save money and protect your intellectual property