Community Trademark (European Union Trademark)
Register your Trademark in the European Union with our registration service
File your Trademark application with our experienced trademark attorneys
Be sure to protect your name, word mark or logo in the European Union (EU). At Archilex Consulting SA we support our clients in each step of the trademark prosecution, from the filing of the application till the registration of the trademark.
European Union Trademark Registration
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- Fill out the form
- We will review your order
- You will get a confirmation of the order along with the payment details
- We will proceed with the trademark search (if requested)
- We will file the trademark application after your approval
- Once the trademark has been registered, certificate will be sent you by email
- Direct contact with our experienced trademark attorneys
- Fixed flat fees for the filing of the application
- Official fees and Professional fees included
- No hidden costs
- Easy online ordering
- Review of the application by our trademark attorneys
Registrable European Union Trademarks (Community Trademarks)
In the European Union all signs capable of being graphically represented and fulfilling the requirements of distinctiveness and novelty are registrable trademarks before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (former OHIM – Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market).
According to the EU trademark law any graphic representation can be used as a trademark. Therefore words, combinations of letters, numbers, graphic images (logos), three-dimensional forms, slogans, any combination of these elements, series of tones (acoustic trademarks) shall be registered as trademarks.
Effects of the registration of a European Union Trademark (Community Trademark)
A registered European Union Trademark (former Community Trademark) grants the owner the exclusive right to use a certain sign for specific goods and services in the entire European Union Members territory. At the same time, a trademark owner shall grant someone else the right to use it for a certain period. A registered European Union Trademark (former Community Trademark) grants as well the owner the chance to prevent others from using an identical or similar sign for the same or similar goods and services.
After the filing of the application for the registration of a EUTM trademark, the EUIPO conducts a first formal and technical exam, which checks that the application meets the formal requirements and the absence of the so-called absolute impediments to the registration.
Depending on the examination results, the trademark is then published in the EUTM Bulletin or refused.
Starting from the publication of the trademark on the EUTM Bulletin, a three-month opposition period begins. Therefore, according to EU trademark Regulation, owners of prior registered trademarks or trademark applications, which are identical or similar to the published one, can file opposition proceedings against such trademark within this time limit.
In case no opposition proceeding has been filed, the trademark will be registered.
The registration process takes approximately from 6 to 8 months from the filing date, assuming there are no major objections or oppositions.
Duration and Renewals
European Union Trademarks (former Community Trademarks) are valid for 10 years running from the filing date. An indefinite number of renewals is possible for subsequent 10-year periods.
The international classification of goods and services (the Nice Agreement) applies. Applications for trademarks registration may include more than one class of goods and/or services.
Our European Union Trademark Services
We assist our clients with a strategic approach to the protection and enforcement of their trademarks in the European Union, including attending to preliminary clearances, the filing of the applications and the registration of trademarks, dealing with opposition, non-use and infringement actions, assisting with commercial transactions and providing experienced litigation services. Many of our clients outsource their entire trademark function to us to establish, maintain and protect their portfolio.
Our services include:
- Trademarks clearances (preliminary searches in trademarks registers, company registers, as well as Internet searches)
- Prosecution of trademark applications
- Assignments, renewals, objections
- Trademark litigation
- Brand protection strategies
- Drafting and negotiating agreements (coexistence agreements, tradename agreements, trademark purchase agreements)
- Due diligence, especially in M&A transactions