Trademark in the EU. The most frequently asked questions.

Trademark registration in the European Union or CTM (Community Trademark) allows, by a single procedure and cost, to register a trademark in the 28 actual States of the EU:

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.

One of the most frequently asked questions is about the scope of the registration in the overseas regions. Let’s clarify. Community trademark registration is valid in the following regions: 

  • Denmark: excluded Greenland and the Faroe Islands. So it is necessary to protect through a national trademark in Denmark.
  • Spain: Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla included.
  • France: including overseas departments (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Reunion, Guyana). However, do not include the following territories: New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Mayotte. In those regions, it will be necessary a French trademark registration in order to be protected
  • Portugal: Azores and Madeira included.
  • UK: included Gibraltar. Channel Islands and the Isle of Man that require protection through a national trademark in the UK are not included.

Trademark in the EU. The process

It is common to ask about the duration of the processing of a trademark in the European Union. In this regard, note that nowadays it is an agile administrative process, ruled by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) located in Alicante (Spain) and, if no objections arise, has an average processing time of 6 months. The processing is done in the official language of the Member State filing and one of three official: English, French or German, and consists of the following steps:

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Protectia: patent and Trademark agency among the greatest representatives of Argentina CTM

In its first 22 months of life as an Intellectual and Industrial Property Law Firm, Protectia patent and Trademark agency appears in the ranking of the top 25 representatives of clients from Argentina before the European Trademark Office (OHIM).

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The appearance on these lists places us alongside with the most prestigious and senior offices, which makes us pride for having achieved such a result in record time. It shows that our professional team, especially Rodrigo Sammut (born in Buenos Aires), together with our efficient management system, personal attention and guidance to the achievement of objectives, meets the current needs and new expectations of our Argentinian correspondents and friends.

Thank you very much for your trust, we continue working hard every day to improve our services.