EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARK INFORMATION

Obtain more information about the EU Trademark system with our free of charge informative documents drafted by our European Trademark Attorneys.

 

PROCEDURE IN DETAILS.

Read more about the trademark registration procedure in EU.

ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2016.

Requirements, fees and information about the EU trademark system.

INFO-GRAPHIC.

All the information in a single page.

 

EUROPEAN UNION LAW

All relevant Law on European Union Trademark System at your disposal free-of-charge.

Basic Regulation (EUTMR)

Council Regulation (EC) No 2015/2424 of 16 December 2015 on the European Union trade mark

Basic Regulation (CTMR)
Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark

Implementing Regulation (CTMIR or IR)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 of 13 December 1995 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark (Annotated version of Implementing Regulation)

Directive
Directive 2008/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2008 “approximates” the laws of the member states relating to trade marks.

Enforcement and IP Rights
Directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights

International treaties
International Treaties regulate crucial provisions of trademark rights worldwide.

Protection of rights and harmonization of laws:
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 20 March 1883

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights of 15 April 1994

Trademark Law Treaty of October 27, 1994

International trademark system:
Protocol adopted at Madrid on 27 June 1989 relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the international registration of mark

Classification of Goods/services:
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks of June 15, 1957, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and at Geneva on May 13, 1977, and amended on September 28, 1979 

Classification of Figurative Trademarks:
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks. Done at Vienna on June 12, 1973 as amended on October 1, 1985

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