How Do You Register a Trademark in the European Union?

How Do You Register a Trademark in the European Union?

If you are in business in Europe, you have a trademark. Any natural or legal person, including authorities established under public law, can be the proprietor of an European Union trademark. The trademark owner receives the monopoly right to use his trademark to designate certain goods and services, the list of which is determined during registration.

What are the Benefits of Registering a Trademark?

  • Protects your brand value
  • Builds an asset
  • Defends against rival marks
  • Defines your rights
  • Prevents counterfeiting and fraud
  • Benefits of registering a EU trademark
  • A single registration
  • An exclusive right in all current and future EU Member States
  • You can enforce your trademark in a market of almost 500 million consumers
  • It is valid for 10 years

Trademark Registration Europe Cost

You can apply for a European Union trademark online from €850 for one class. If you want to apply using a paper form, the fee of €1 000 is payable.

Trademark Registration fee in Europe

For the registration of trademark in European Union, an application has to be filed. The fee amount depends on: whether it is filed by electronic means; whether it is an individual EU trademark, EU collective or an EU certification mark;

how many classes of goods and/or services are covered in your application.

The basic fee and, where appropriate, class fees, must be paid within 1 month of the filing of the application to keep the provisional filing date. Where the fee is not paid within 1 month, the provisional filing date will be lost.

Please note that we only examine trademark applications and process any mail related to them after they are paid for:

  • The basic fee covers one class for EUR 850.
  • The fee for the second class of goods and services is EUR 50.
  • The fee for three or more classes is EUR 150 for each class.

What Countries are covered by an EU Trademark Registration?

EU trademarks give protection in all Member States of the Union, for those who want that option. The national, regional and EU systems are complementary ones, and work in parallel with each other. National level trade marks and regional trade marks are necessary for users who do not want or need protection of their trademarks at EU level.

A European Union trade mark (EUTM) grants you exclusive rights in all current and future Member States of the European Union through a single registration, filed online. It is valid for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely, for subsequent periods of 10 years.

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