EU Trademark Registration
About EU trademark registration
Trademark Management Agency
Trademark applicants need to submit a one-time application to the European Union Intellectual Property Office , which is approved to obtain trademark rights in the 28 EU member states.
Documents required to apply for trademark registration
The following documents are required for general application.
After we receive this information document, we will draft the relevant application documents based on the documents and information provided.
Legal person application (limited company): company registration certificate (BR)
Personal application: proof of identity and address, application and risk confirmation, trademark drawings, power of attorney
Principles of Trademark Protection
Trademarks in the European Union are conducted in the form of the "first use principle". It means that if two or more applicants apply for registration with the same or similar trademarks on the same product or similar products, the European Union Intellectual Property Office will accept the trademark registration application of the first user. Even if the trademark has not yet been registered, but it is continuously used, it is considered as a "prior" trademark at the time of registration.
Trademark protection period
The protection period is 10 years from the date of registration.
Trademark right holders can apply for renewal of the registered trademark 6 months before the expiration, and need to submit the trademark use evidence and declaration again to prove the use of the trademark. Thereafter, the trademark can be extended indefinitely, and each time can be extended for 10 years.
Trademark registration process
Announcement of Trademark