Protection of intellectual and industrial property is focused on ensuring protection of the results achieved in applied or experimental research projects locally or abroad, in the form of patent or other protection of industrial property. The maximum aid (as a percentage of eligible costs) does not exceed the amount for relevant research and development activities that were the basis for the original industrial property.
Industrial property protection and temporary lease of highly qualified research and development staff – for large enterprises
- personal costs (researchers, engineers and other support staff relative to their participation in the project);
- costs of tools and equipment, and/or depreciation in the extent and at the time of their use during the project – for land, eligible costs include commercial transfer or capital expenses actually incurred;
- costs of contractual research, technical knowledge and patents purchased or licensed from suppliers at market prices, costs of advisory or similar services used solely for the research activity; and
- other direct overhead or operating costs (costs of material and supplies relating solely to research projects).
Industrial property protection – for micro, small, and medium-sized companies
- all costs incurred prior to being granted the right of industrial property protection in the first legal proceeding (including costs of preparing, filing and reviewing the application, etc.);
- costs of translations and similar costs for being granted or approved the right of industrial property protection in the following legal proceeding;
- costs of defence of legitimacy of the right of industrial property protection during the process of official review of the application and the potential appeal proceeding, even after the right of industrial property protection was granted.