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Ideas Powered Fund Helps 8000 SMEs - EUIPO

12-Aug-2021 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 2452
ALICANTE - The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)'s Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund has passed its target of helping 8 000 EU SMEs with advice on IP rights and financial support for trademark and design applications. Businesses from all EU countries have applied to the IP Voucher scheme since the beginning of the year, with the largest number of SMEs coming from Spain (886), followed by Germany (860) and Italy (773), according to the official website of EUIPO. 

With the fourth application window to the SME Fund now closed, more than 13 000 trademarks and over 3 400 designs have been requested at national, regional and EU levels. Applications for IP pre-diagnostic services are also on the rise, with 487 requests to date.

A new application period will be open as from 1 September.

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