Trademark European Union

Protect your brand, logo or slogan in the entire European Union by registering a European Union Trademark.

Are you ready to start protecting your brand? Start with a free initial identical trademark search by one of our trademark specialists. After registering your trademark you will benefit from:

  • Trademark protection in all countries of the European Union
  • Your personal trademark attorney; one contact person for all your questions.

Get started and protect your brand against infringement. Our initial research is free of charge.

Register your trademark now


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Protection in the entire European Union

A European Union Trademark protects your brand in the entire European Union. Member states of the European Union are:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

European Union Trademarks are valid also in the following overseas territories: Guadeloupe (GP), Martinique (MQ), Guyana (GF), and Réunion (RE).

Protect your brand in each of these countries with one trademark registration.

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Filing a European Union Trademark

A European Union trademark application has to be filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante Spain (EUIPO).

The European Union trademark application has to be made in one of the official languages of the European Union Intellectual Property Office ‘EUIPO’, which are: English, German, French and Spanish. The examination of the European Union trademark application includes an official search for identical or similar prior trademarks. Before your European Union trademark is granted, the European Union trademark application will be published in the ‘European Union Trademarks Bulletin’. After your European Union trademark application is published, third parties may oppose your application. Owners of a prior national trademark in any member state of the European Union may oppose the application for your European Union trademark. Therefore, it is recommended to conduct a trademark search in the European Union before applying for a European Union trademark. The opposition period is 3 months, starting on the publication date. If no oppositions are filed, your European Union trademark (EU-trademark) will be granted.

After obtaining your European Union trademark (EU-trademark) you will have to use it inside the territory of the European Union within 5 years. If the European Union trademark is not used in the European Union within five years, third parties may request the cancellation of your European Union trademark.

Help with filing and protecting your trademark

Our trademark specialist can help you with the initial research, the actual filing and the active protection of your trademark.


Trademark Search: € 295,-

It is vital to know whether a trademark is available at all before attempting to register it. With Trademark Search our trademark specialist conducts a comprehensive study so that you can make a well-founded assessment of your registration possibilities.

Trademark registration: € 1375,-

The trademark specialist will help you with the registration of your trademark. A trademark will enable you to take action against infringement by third parties. Your brand will be protected in the entire European Union.

Trademark Watch: € 95,-

Trademark authorities do not actively check whether an applied trademark has already been registered. Trademark Watch is a 100% automated monitoring service which detects all conflicting later registrations, and sends you a notification thereof per signaled later registration.


Register your trademark

Fill out the contact form to start protecting your trademark. After filling out the form we will start the initial research and we will contact you within one working day. You can also call us directly on +31 – 88 130 9400.