A trademark is a sign that distinguishes one company’s goods and services from similar goods and services from other companies. Read more about trademarks.

Are you applying to register a trademark for the first time?

We have compiled a quick guide for new trademark applicants. Our quick guide provides the vital information you need to know before applying to register a trademark. Visit our quick guide.

Apply to register your trademark online

You can apply to register your trademark online. Go to our Trademark Services.

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Other ways to protect your rights

A design right protects the appearance of a product or a part of a product.

A patent gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially.

A utility model, like a patent, gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially. It is intended to protect simple device and product inventions.

Current affairs

SMEs: Get financial support to make use of your intellectual property

Small and medium-sized companies now have the opportunity to receive financial support in order to make use of their intellectual property and to develop control over it. You can get financial support for trademark and design application fees and for the IP pre-diagnostic service (IP Scan). The support is granted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).