The Ministry of Economic Development earmarked 38.3 million euros to support small and medium-sized businesses (PMI) in protecting their brands, patents and designs.

On November 13, Gazzetta Ufficiale published a new decree of planning for 2019 regarding tenders for patents+, brands+ and designs+. The measure promoted by the Ministry of Economic Development makes 38.3 million euros available to Italian PMIs to support the promotion of the rights of intellectual property, including patents, brands and designs.

Interested companies can present a request to access these incentives until funds are exhausted, starting from:

  • January 30, 2020 for applications for the Patents+ tender, which has 21.8 million euros available
  • February 27, 2020 for applications for the Designs+ tender, which has 13 million euros available
  • March 30, 2020 for applications for the Brands+ tender, which has 3.5 million euros available

See the summary sheet