Trademark in Europe

European trademark

A trademark is a brand name. It includes any word, name, symbol, device used to identify and distinguish the goods or services of one provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods or services. Registering a trademark gives you exclusive rights over signs such as names, logos, images, patterns, shapes or sounds which identify your products and distinguish your goods or services from others.

If you only trade in one EU country, you can register a trademark at the national level. In this case you should contact the national trademark office. If you need protection in all EU countries, you should register your trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Rights Office (EUIPO). If you trade also outside the EU, you can register your trademark on an international level. Our company Faircom International provides support for all kinds of trademarks, local, European and worldwide trademarks.

In most European countries, trademark protection lasts 10 years, starting from the date of your trademark application. Then it is possible to renew the protection for 10 years each time. When you own a trademark, you can sell it to someone else or give permission to use it through a trademark licensing agreement. The cost of applying for trademark consists of government fees and the cost of proceeding so it differs in different countries. The cost of an international trademark registration includes the basic fee, plus additional costs depending on where you want to protect your mark, and how many classes of goods and services will be covered by your registration. The EU trademark registration takes up to 4-5 months, depending on if the trademark goes through the Fast Track procedure or not. To register the trademark in the European Union it is necessary to take several steps. Using our service while applying for the trademark you make sure that the process will pass properly, easy and in the shortest possible time. Applying for the trademark requires particular knowledge and can be complicated so every wrong step can make the process longer and creates additional cost. Our expert team will apply your trademark request in a professional way monitoring all the process until you receive the final result.

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