EU Trademark Registration

Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and other EU countries have begun to implement an EU 15 countries in all the applicable trademark system recently. Alicante in Spain of OHIM in January 1, 1996 start accepting EU trademark applications. EU trademark protection period of ten years, renewable for each renewal period of protection of ten years. CTM applicant is not limited to nationals of EU member states, others such as the "Paris Convention", "World Intellectual Property Organization" national (WIPO) Member States may also apply.

 

EU trademark Requirments

  1. The applicant to the EU or EU member states and Trademark Office and Trademark Office to apply;
  2. The EU Office will notify the Office application contents of the Member States, for the countries of trademark examination at the same time;
  3. After review by entering a three-month notice. In three months of any third party can raise objections to the Trademark Gazette;
  4. If there is no third party to challenge the trademark application can be approved within a year of registration;
  5. The application for the registration period of about 12-15 months;
    The successful applicants valid for 10 years.
     

EU trademark registration process

  1. The application for the registration period of about 12-15 months;
    The successful applicants valid for 10 years.
  2. The business name, address (in English);
  3. International Classification of goods or services, specify the list of goods or services such as information;
  4. Companies Registry files
  5. The power of attorney;
  6. The reproduction of the mark 5 parts, image clarity, good quality paper. If the trademark color, black and white parts required to submit a manuscript, 5 parts color version. Specifications not less than 5cm × 5cm, a maximum 10cm × 20cm.

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