Don’t miss out in 2022 – Manage your intellectual property (“IP”) the smart way!

Don’t miss out in 2022!
Manage your intellectual property (“IP”) the smart way!

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (the “EUIPO”) supported by the European Commission (the “EC”) continues to provide The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund (the “SME Fund”).  The fund is worth €20m and makes grants available to small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) in connection with certain IP services.  The SME Fund is intended to enable SMEs develop their IP strategy and protect their IP rights.

When to make an application for a grant?

The SME Fund will run from 10 January 2022 to 16 December 2022.

What is covered by the SME Fund?

The SME fund is a reimbursement programme that issues vouchers that can be used to partly cover the fees for selected activities. The two types of voucher available are as follows:-

  • Voucher 1 – €1,500 – to use for IP Scan, trade mark and design fees
  • Voucher 2 – €750 – to use for patent fees

*Vouchers are valid for a period of 4 months from the moment you receive the grant.

Where to make the application?

The application can be made online here.


For further information contact Elaine McGrath


Elaine McGrath
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