The Council of Ministers approved on February 28, 2014 the “Strategic Internationalization Plan for the Spanish economy 2014-15″.

Among the measures of this initiative is boosted the strategy for companies and entrepreneurs in Industrial Property matters through the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office.

Some actions included in this plan are: financial support to companies in the payment of fees in the internationalization of national patents and utility models (European and PCT patents); promoting the trademark as added value; and the signature of bilateral collaboration agreements with national Industrial Property Offices to avoid duplication of efforts and facilitate the internationalization of national patents in Spanish companies.

Source: (SPTMO, 06-03-2014)