IP Grant for SMEs

EUIPO 2023 Grant for SMEs

In 2023 small or medium enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a grant related to intellectual property protection at the European Union intellectual property office (EUIPO). The aim of this grant scheme is to help small and medium businesses to protect their intellectual property such as trademark, designs, patents and so on. Applications can be filed from 23.01.2023 to 08.12.2023 and the finances that European Union can offer are not limmitless and so the principle of “First come first serves” will be applied. 

Therefore if you are considering registration of trademark or design in European Union we highly recommend you to not wait long and use this opportunity, which was ued by hundreds of SMEs last year.

What services can I use this grant for?

You can get paid 75% of value for following services from the grant:


You can get 50% reimbursement for the following services:

  • Application for trademark outside of EU
  • Application for design outside of EU

What is the maximum amout of grant?

You can get reimbursement for abovementioned services up to maximum amount of 1000,- EUR.

Who is entitled to apply for grant?

If you are micro, small or medium enterprise, or the legal representative of these, you can apply for this grant. To make sure if you fit in the category of SMEs, check out This EU website.

Where should I apply for this grant?

Applications for this IP Grant for SMEs are handled by the EUIPO since 2021.

How long does it take to obtain grant?

According to our experience the applications are handled mostly within 2 – 3 weeks from the date of their filing, if they are corectly filed. If the application is not corectly filed or it is not fully filled, the EUIPO will give you a notice to rescind the deficiencies in the application. Therefore it will take EUIPO more time to process your application.

Examples of grant usage

If you file European Union trademark application for 2 classes of goods or services you will pay 900,- EUR by default when the application is sent by you to EUIPO. However if you have obtained the grant before filing this application, you can ask EUIPO to reimburse you for up to 75% of this administrative fee. That means you can get back 675,- EUR which means that you have only paid 225,- EUR in total for this application.

We can help you obtain this grant

If you are interested in obtaining this grant or in registration of EU trademark or Community design, we will gladly assist you in every step of these processes. For more help contact us anytime via form below, email or phone.

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Súčet vkladov všetkých spoločníkov musí byť aspoň 5000 EUR.

Estimated price includes:

This will be the person to whom we will issue invoice by default and also the person who will be the official trademark owner, once the registration is finished.

We will make categorization for you for free.

You can choose more categories for one brand. More categories means more fees. However, most of the brands use only protection in 2 or 3 of these categories. If you need help with the selection, contact us anytime or write your brand products in the next field.

Video, sound, pattern, colour or other type of trademark.

Trademark consisting of figurative and verbal elements.

Trademark consisting of only words or/and symbols.

Trademark protection in the USA.

Trademark protection in all member states of European Union.

Trademark protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

Design is considered to have individual character if the overall impression it produces on the informed user differs from the overall impression produced on such a user by any design that has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application for registration. You can contact us for more information.

Your design will be published in the design registry right after formal examination.

Registration may not be possible in this case. Contact us to discuss more options.

The author of the design who will be cited as author in the official registry.

You have written statement from designer that he does not want to be cited as author of the design in official design registry.

Will be displayed in the official registry of designs.

Design protection in all member states of European Union.

Design protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

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