We have since January 2021 been collaborating with the European Union Intellectual Property Office towards the successful launch of the SME fund grant scheme for SMEs in the Benelux. The SME fund is a 20 million Euro grant scheme created to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights and offers financial support, namely 50% off trade mark and design application fees (national and European).
Since the launch of the second window on 1 March 2021, representatives from the Benelux can now also apply for the SME fund on behalf of their clients. More information on the application process can be found on boip.int/en/ipvoucher or on the EUIPO website.
The upcoming SME fund webinar organised by the EUIPO on 9 March will have special emphasis on the role of IP representatives. Join the webinar on 9 March at 10am here: https://bit.ly/305jcSB.