You can apply for an EU trademark by filling in an online form, you can get this from the EUIPO website, or if you find it easier you can print the form off and fill it in. It is available in many languages, but you must select one of the official 23 languages stated and used in the EU.
How long does it take to register an EU trademark?
To register an EU Trademark, it can take between 4 and 5 months, there is a fast-track procedure available, this can only be applied to applications that the goods and services have already had the terms accepted by the EUIPO.
Will I need an EU trademark?
An EU trademark will offer the necessary protection if you intend to do business in any country of the EU.
How long will an EU trademark last?
An EU trademark will last 10 years, you will be sent a reminder 6 months before it is due to run out, this will come through in writing, giving you plenty of notice to renew.
Is an EU trademark valid in the UK?
The IPO will create a comparable UK trademark for all holders of an EU trademark.
What countries are covered?
The countries covered are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.
How much will it cost?
An EU trademark will start from £1150, with a first additional class costing 50 euros, and each additional class costing 150 euros.