18 Jun

How the EUIPO is supporting SMEs amid an economic crisis

Despite clear financial benefits, only a small number of SMEs have obtained IP protection in Europe. With economies in turmoil, EUIPO deputy executive director Andrea Di Carlo reveals some of the initiatives that the office is rolling out to help small businesses, including an SME portal on the EUIPO website, a renewed e-filing system and various pro bono services.

Andrea Di Carlo

Deputy executive director