The EUIPO’s SME Fund grant scheme provides financial support for the protection IP to small and medium-sized enterprises. As part of this program, eligible SMEs can apply for the patent voucher, which will be available as from April 27, 2023. The voucher is worth 1500 euros and can be used to cover costs related to patent applications and patent novelty searches carried out by public authorities.
How to apply for the voucher?
1. Submit an application with the EUIPO website
2. Wait for the grant decision and patent voucher to be issued
3. Apply for a patent!
4. Submit a reimbursement request to the EUIPO
NB Remember to wait for the grant decision and the voucher before submitting a patent application.
What is the deadline for applying?
The EUIPO SME Fund support program for 2023 will continue until December 8th – but hurry, the funds are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Don’t forget that the SME Fund 2023 also offers grants for the protection of trademarks and designs as well as for covering the cost of an IP Scan! Learn more about the SME Fund program on the EUIPO website here or contact our SME Fund expert directly:
Reijo Kokko, firstname.lastname@example.org / +358 44 070 4779