EU trademarks

An EU trademark provides protection in all European Union countries. This means you can get protection throughout the whole of the EU by filing just one application.

An EU trademark can be registered either throughout the whole of the EU or not at all. If there is an insurmountable obstacle to the registration of your trademark in any EU country, it cannot be registered at all. In such a case, you will still have the opportunity to change your EU trademark application into ordinary national applications in the desired countries.

EU trademarks are registered by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, Spain.

How can I apply?

Submit your EU trademark application directly to EUIPO. The easiest way is to use the online application form. Pay the application fee to EUIPO's account.

You must pay the fee within a month of the date when you filed your application in order to have that date recorded as your application date. Read more about applying to register a trademark on the EUIPO website. 

Please note that the EUIPO will not start processing your application until you have paid the application fee.

How long will the trademark be valid?

The EU trademark will be valid for ten years starting from the application date.

Which countries does the registration cover?

The registration protects your trademark in all member of the European Union. Read more about trademark protection on the EUIPO website.

What does it cost?

You can find the fees on EUIPO website.

The eSearch database

You can search for EU trademarks and applications recorded in the EU Trademark Register in the eSearch service. The service is free of charge. Go to the search page of the EU Trademark Register.

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Latest update 07.07.2021