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IP protection knowledge

For small and medium enterprises, colleges, universities, research and development organizations

Institute activities

The institute provides SMEs, as well as colleges, universities, research and development organizations, inventors and other interested parties with knowledge about intellectual property protection, know-how and trade secrets, as well as unfair competition, and alternative dispute resolution methods. (ADR), especially in the form of mediation. At the same time, it cooperates with small and medium-sized enterprises, universities and other organizations that participate in the institute's activities, for example in the form of an open day, participation in trade fairs or personal consultations.

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For the year 2022, funds from the COSME FUND are distributed to small and medium - sized enterprises by the European Commission and  EUIPO for the protection of industrial property. Specifically, there are the following two types of aid:

I. Voucher 1 worth EUR 1,500 , which includes:

- Reimbursement of 90% of the IP scan service - costs of pre-diagnosis services in the field of intellectual property provided through EU intellectual property offices.

- Reimbursement of 75% of fees for trademark and industrial design applications filed at national, regional and Union level and 50% of fees for international trademark and industrial design applications.


II. Voucher 2 worth 750 EUR , which can be used for subsidies for national patents. National patents are 50% subsidized.


Applications for subsidies can be submitted from 10 January 2022 to 16 December 2022. Small and medium-sized enterprises can apply for subsidies from the SME Fund once a year.

More information about the project at  blog.


Cooperation with the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises:

Cooperation with the Industrial Property Office:

Portal Vědavý - Independent information about science and research:

European IPR Helpdesk

European intellectual property rights helpdesk:


European Helpdesk Bulletin:

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