Until the end of October 2021, Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises can apply for funding from the SME Fund of the European Union Intellectual Property Office / EUIPO, which is part of the European Commission's IP Action Plan.
Get reimbursed up to 1 500 Euros:
Service 1 - IP pre-diagnostics - is worth € 500. The program provides an opportunity for SMEs to receive a 95% refund of this fee, as 20% of the funds are reimbursed at the beginning of the procedure in the form of state support to businesses from the Bulgarian Promotion Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises / BSMEPA, and the remaining 75% are reimbursed at the end of the procedure by EUIPO.
Service 2 - Registration of trademarks and industrial designs - provides for reimbursement by EUIPO of 50% of the fees paid by SMEs for basic applications for trademarks and / or industrial designs with national, regional or European scope of protection
For more information, a video guide has been created: