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Tallinn, Harju Oct 16, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – Get up to 1000 from SME FUND 2023 for Trademark Registration
Companies registered in the EU, particularly SMEs, with established companies and bank accounts, now have a final chance to take advantage of a unique opportunity. The SME Fund 2023 program offers a Trademark Voucher worth 1000 EUR, ensuring brand protection for companies seeking Trademark applications in a local country or in the EU. This limited-time offer is aimed at supporting local businesses in preserving their intellectual property rights. Read further to explore how you can seize this last opportunity and secure your brand’s integrity, including EU Trademark Registration and EUIPO grant.
How to get the money?
Checklist for EU SME Fund Application
… Company Classification – Ensure your company qualifies as an SME (micro, small, or medium-sized business). Foundations are also eligible but must engage in economic activities to access EU funds.
… Commercial Register – Confirm your business is registered in the Commercial Register (RIK). Download the Registry Card and attach it to your application.
… VAT Registration (if applicable): If your company is VAT registered, provide proof of VAT registration.
… Bank Account: Have a designated bank account where EU funds will be disbursed.
How to Apply for a Trademark Registration Voucher?
Create an online account on the EUIPO website and provide your company details. Attach your bank account statement and extracts from the Registry Card of the Commercial Register. Then, proceed with the application.
Please note that the authority typically takes up to 15 business days to reach a decision. Keep in mind that the number of vouchers is strictly limited, and they are distributed on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. The grant application process can be time-consuming. If you’re a busy entrepreneur, you have the option to engage Eesti Consulting. They can assist by filing the application on behalf of your company.
Next Step: Register a Trademark in the EU or in your home country
After obtaining the voucher, you’ll be ready to proceed with your trademark application in Estonia or EU. At this stage, it’s essential to decide the type of trademark protection you need. You have the option to choose between a wordmark or a design, and you can also determine whether you want to protect your trademark exclusively in your home country or extend it to cover the entire EU zone.
It’s important to keep in mind that you are eligible for a 75% deduction on the state fees paid to the Patent Office. Here, you can find the state fees and the savings you’ll enjoy, thanks to the grant from the EU.
In conclusion, the SME Fund 2023 program offers European companies, particularly SMEs, a valuable opportunity to receive up to 1000 for trademark registration, strengthening brand protection in local countries and the EU. By meeting the program’s requirements, including company classification and registration, businesses can access this financial support. The streamlined application process, which takes approximately 15 business days for a decision, comes with the added benefit of a 75% deduction on state fees, resulting in significant savings. Overall, this initiative not only safeguards intellectual property but also provides essential financial support and cost-effective trademark registration for European companies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to secure your brand’s integrity and legal protection.
Pawel Krok – Board member of Eesti Consulting OU – a member of e-Residency Marketplace in Estonia
Source :Eesti Consulting OU
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