SME Fund to Protect Trademarks and Designs

The SME Fund is a new scheme managed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and its objective is to financially support SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) that wish to protect their trademarks and designs. The SME Fund, which is only available throughout the year 2021, consists of a reimbursement of 50% of […]

Written By Elaine Camilleri

On January 27, 2021
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The SME Fund is a new scheme managed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and its objective is to financially support SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) that wish to protect their trademarks and designs.

The SME Fund, which is only available throughout the year 2021, consists of a reimbursement of 50% of the application fee incurred by an SME when applying for a trademark or design protection. Such reimbursement is capped at Eur1,500.

To be eligible, the enterprise must fall within the definition of an SME as follows:

The funds allocated to this scheme are granted on a first come first served basis.

How can we help?  

For further information, please contact one of the firm’s tax partners, Stephen Balzan on [email protected] or Elaine Camilleri [email protected]. ACT can help you understand the changes to the tax rules and how these can impact your business.  

Apart from its offices in St. Julian’s Malta, ACT operates from a second office in Gozo, which is situated in the capital city of Victoria.  For an appointment in our Gozo office, please call on 00356 21378672 or send us an email on [email protected].