A Community Trademark is valid throughout the European Union. Its request is unique and is extendible to the 28 Member states: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.
The costs for the registration of a Community Trademark either to protect the corporate image or to distinguish goods and services are affordable and are a renewable ten-year investment.
How much does it costs to register a Community Trademark? The process.
The official minimum rate for the registration of a Community trademark is 900€. To this amount must be added the professional fees of the legal representative who advises, performs and monitors the application and registration, which can range between 450€ and 1.500€. In addition to the final cost are involved several factors, such as:
- In some countries or specific situations, the viability study must be paid. In Protectia, this first examination is free.
- The number of items of the Nice International Classification required offering adequate protection to products or services that will be distinguished.
- Community Trademarks might also have a watch service which also implies a cost.
Let’s extend and detail each one of these keys elements, in order to make the most of this exciting investment.