SME Fund: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property with Grants

Velinov & Partners Consulting House can help you make the most of the SME Fund (Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund). This EU program offers grants for registering trademarks, designs and patents to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) protect their ideas.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as self-employed persons, established in the European Union.

What is the support?

The fund offers vouchers that reimburse part of the costs for the following services:

  • IP Scan: assessment of your intellectual property needs (up to 450 euros)
  • IP Enforcement Diagnostics: assistance in cases of infringement (new in 2024)
  • Trademark and design registration: national, European and international (up to 1,000 euros)
  • Patents: national and European, patentability search (up to 3,500 euros)
  • Plant varieties: European registration and expertise (up to 1,500 euros)

How to apply?

To apply, you need to register with the SME Fund and complete and submit an application with supporting documents. For your convenience, we offer a comprehensive service that includes every step from applying for support to registering your trademark(s) and/or design(s). Our commitment is to take all necessary steps to ensure that the funds are reimbursed to your bank account, without you having to track deadlines and invest additional effort and time.


  • The application deadline is from January 22, 2024 to December 6, 2024.
  • Vouchers are valid for 2 months, but an extension of 2 months is allowed.

Velinov & Partners Consulting House has many years of experience in helping SMEs protect their intellectual property. We can help you:

  • Apply for grants from the SME Fund.
  • Choose the most suitable intellectual property services for your business.
  • Register your trademarks and designs.
  • Protect your intellectual property rights.

Do not hesitate to contact us.

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