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COSME FUND

In 2021, EUIPO will implement the European Commission's COSME FUND for SMEs to rebuild the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund is expected to contribute to a faster recovery of the EU economy and to boost the growth of SMEs in the EU, thereby maintaining competitiveness.

From this fund, EUIPO will finance IP scans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with the SME refunding 75% of this amount for the provided services. Intellectual property specialists will help the SME determine the value of intellectual property assets. This will make it easier for the SME to develop an intellectual property trading strategy both now and in the future.

In addition, this fund will provide a 50% subsidy for registration fees for trademarks and designs registered with EUIPO or national authorities. Detailed information on the use of these subsidies can be found on the EUIPO website. To contact your IP scan service provider, please contact: Martina Kotyková, Ph.D., E: cosmefund@upv.cz.