Author: Mgr. Iva Čípová, 3. 2. 2021
Are you considering registering a trademark? Now you have the opportunity to draw a lucrative grant for the registration of a national or European Union trademark.
The grant is intended for self-employed persons and small and medium-sized enterprises (maximum 250 employees) and can draw up to 50% of the basic administrative fee for trademark registration. The grant is not intended for legal services, only for the administrative fee for registration, and will reach a maximum of 1,500 EUR. Each company can receive the grant only once. Given that the administrative fee for filing a European Union trademark starts at 850 EUR, this is a great financial saving for businesses.
In total, the initiative will distribute 20 million EUR in 5 phases. The grant will be awarded to everyone who meets the conditions, until the allocated money is used up. The chances of obtaining a grant are therefore very high.
To obtain the grant, you need to fill in the form available here: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/grants-sme-fund#timeline. The application must be accompanied by a certificate of registration for VAT or a certificate of allocation of VAT number, and a certificate of ownership of a bank account.
The application can be submitted in one of the following 5 phases:
- 11 January – 31 January 2021
- 1 March – 31 March 2021
- 1 May – 31 May 2021
- 1 July – 31 July 2021
- 1 September – 30 September 2021
From our point of view, the greatest chance is to obtain a grant when applying at the beginning of one of these periods. First, it is necessary to apply for a grant and afterwards to apply for a trademark.
If you are interested, we will be happy to help you with the application for a grant and with the registration of a trademark for the Czech Republic or the European Union.
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