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Patent Index 2023: record number of applications in Italy

2023 patent index

According to the EPO Patent Index  2023, Italian companies and inventors have filed a record number of 5,053 patent applications with the EPO in 2023, registering a growth of +3,8% compared to the previous year, higher than the European average growth of +1,4%. Overall, Italy places 5th among the EU countries for number of patent […]

EUIPO SME Fund 2024: how does it work?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are often considered the driving force of the economy which contribute significantly to innovation. In this context, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has instituted the EUIPO Fund SME 2024 to support and promote the development of these companies. But how does it work and who can benefit from […]

2023 World Intellectual Property Day: Women Year  

World Ip Day

April 26 is the World Intellectual Property Day promoted by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). The theme of the 2023 World IP Day is “Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity”. Why we celebrate World IP Day April 26 – the day when the WIPO Convention entered into force – was chosen by the […]

Euipo SME Fund 2022: grants for trademarks, designs and patents

Euipo SME Fund 2022

New grants are available for European small and medium sized enterprises (SME) that want to register their trademarks, designs and patents. The Euipo SME Fund «Ideas Powered for business» is an initiative supported by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office that allows SMEs established in Europe to ask for a […]