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.

Events and news in 2021

In 2021, EUIPO will implement the European Commission's COSME FUND fund for small and medium-sized enterprises for economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic (Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund).


The fund is expected to contribute to a faster recovery of the EU economy and boost the growth of EU SMEs, thereby maintaining competitiveness. From this fund, EUIPO will finance IP pre-diagnostic services IP scan for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with SMEs reimbursing 75% of this amount for the services provided. Intellectual property specialists will help SMEs determine the value of intellectual property assets. This will make it easier for SMEs to develop an intellectual property business strategy now and in the future. In addition, a 50% subsidy will be provided from this fund for registration fees for trademarks and industrial designs registered with EUIPO or national authorities.  Detailed information on drawing these subsidies can be found at  website  EUIPO.

To contact the IP pre-diagnostic services provider (IP scan), please contact: Ing. Martina Kotyková, Ph.D.,  E:  mkotykova@upv.cz . 


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