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Government grant funding for IP

Government grant funding for filing of international patent and trademark applications

If you file international patents and/or trademarks, there may be are government funding options available.

Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)

Firstly, the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) is a long-established government program that provides a grant of up to $150k per claim over 8 claims ($1.2M in grant funding in total) to eligible businesses that currently exporting or seeking to export.

The costs of filing international patents and trademarks can be claimed under this program up to a maximum of $50k per claim, providing up to $200k cashback over 8 claims.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive

Secondly, the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is an entitlement-based offset for firms carrying on eligible R&D activities.

It provides up to 43.5% cashback on expenditure incurred on R&D activities.