How much does it costs to register a Community Trademark?

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.
  • 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.

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2019-04-19T06:20:37+02:00Categories: Patents and trademarks|Tags: |

CTM: 27 European countries, just one application

The major advantage of the Community Trade Mark (CTM) is that makes possible the uniform identification of products and services by your company throughout the European Union (EU).

CTM

CTM Processing

A single application, in a single language filed before a single Office (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)) allows registering trademarks which will benefit from unitary protection and be fully applicable in every part of the Community.

It will ease the management of your trademark portfolio in the EU and it is a fast registration procedure (6-8 months), at a reasonable cost.

Keep in mind that use in one country is enough. Therefore, it can be the beginning for a future expansion of your business. The CTM opens the gate to a single and broad market with more than 500 million consumers, which is one of the largest and wealthiest markets in the world. (more…)

2019-04-19T06:20:41+02:00Categories: Patents and trademarks|Tags: |

Euroclass

In this video from OAMItubes’s channel, we can see how EuroClass is a useful tool to organise goods and services into the correct classes for the community trademark registration.

This tool helps allowing to compare the classification databases of the Participating Offices supplying data to EuroClass.

Lists of goods and services can be verified for acceptance by Participating Offices and, where no entry is found, it provides a list of similar terms in the classes searched.

2019-04-19T06:20:43+02:00Categories: Patents and trademarks|Tags: , |