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New EU SME fund 2022

The Commission and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) launched the new EU SME Fund, which offers vouchers for EU-based SMEs to help them protect their intellectual property (IP) rights. This is the second EU SME Fund aiming at supporting SMEs in the COVID-19 recovery and green and digital transitions for the next three years (2022-2024).

WIPO Global Awards

WIPO's Global Awards program recognizes exceptional enterprises and individuals using intellectual property (IP) to make a positive impact - both at home and beyond their own borders.

EISMEA: Survey on trade secrets and shared data

On behalf of DG GROW, EISMEA has commissioned a study to investigate to what extent the legal protection of trade secrets can help creating a safe environment for the business-to-business data sharing. The information will help the European Commission to reflect on policy measures that intend to improve data sharing practices while protecting the economic interests of European firms. Please note: The questionnaire does not enquire into any specific trade secrets of your company or organisation. All responses will be treated confidentially and published only in aggregate anonymised form, in line with GDPR requirements. The study team hereby acts as data processor for the European Commission (who is the data controller). Deadline: 25 October 2021

IP protection in the South-East Asia region: What EU SMEs should know

SMEs that own IPRs generate 68 % higher revenue per employee than SMEs that do not own any IPRs at all, according to the latest study published in 2021 by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on IPRs and firm performance in the EU.

Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund

The new scheme for SMEs 'The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund' (or IP vouchers) is alive. European SMEs can receive up to EUR 1500 for IP pre-diagnostic services (IP scan) and/or trade mark and design applications.

Blog post: Online services of intellectual property offices in South-East Asia

Digitalisation has changed the way intellectual property (IP) offices operate, and made them more effective. During the Covid-19 pandemic, when many IP offices were physically closed, online systems played an essential role. Let’s explore how the South-East Asian IP offices improved, and are still improving, their online systems and what type of online services are currently available!

Browse our guides

Interested in learing more about general best practices regarding IP in South-East Asia? Come have a look at our Helpdesk guides!

Infographic: EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) entered into force from 1 August 2020. This agreement will enable EU exporters and investors to access a fast-growing market of over 96 million people and to consolidate their presence in one of the most dynamic regions in the world.