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The advanced application form is designed for more complex applications. You will need to use this form if you want to submit your own list of goods and services, file a collective mark, claim an international trade mark transformation or provide multilingual elements of the mark in the two languages of the application.

Remember that you can check whether the terms of your list of goods and services are accepted for Fast Track by using our Goods and services builder.

Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

To access the Advanced application form navigate to the 'Trade mark > Route to registration > Apply now' section of the website, then click on the 'Start application' button to open the Advanced form application.

Start application

You must be a registered user to apply for a trade mark using this tool, if you have not already registered you will need to sign up.

EU trade mark applications for non-EU residents
You can apply for a EU trade mark if you live outside the European Union, but you will need to appoint a representative.

 
  • Languages and reference

    First language
    Select the language that you want to use for your application (first language) from the dropdown list; this can be any of 23 EU languages.

    Second language
    You must provide a second language from one of the five official EUIPO languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT). The second language must be different from the first language. Please be aware that your trade mark could be challenged in this second language.

    Personal reference

    References should consist of up to 30 alphanumeric characters, using the Roman alphabet: a-z, A-Z, 0-9. Do not use spaces. For any future queries regarding your trade mark, please use the official EUIPO reference.

  • Use existing EU trade mark details as a template

    Type in the trade mark name or number, either in part or in full — a list of existing corresponding trade marks will be displayed — make your choice and click on 'Import'. You can choose to view the trade mark in eSearch plus by clicking on the 'View' link.

    Choosing the option to import a trade mark as a template will speed up the filing process as the details will be pre-populated. The sections can be edited to your requirements.

  • Priority claim

    Add a priority
    To add a priority claim click on the 'Add priority' button, a new section will open.

    • Select the 'Country of first filing' from the dropdown list

    • Type in the trade mark name (the field will autocomplete if the trade mark details are available in TMview) and click on 'Import' or

    • Enter the details manually by clicking on the 'Create manually' button

    • Add the filing date and filing number. You may choose the option to attach the required documents at the time of application or at a later date (3 months from date of receipt of the priority claim)

    Note: If the first filing was not made in one of the official EU languages then a copy of the translation should be attached.

    Claim priority later
    Select the checkbox next to the 'Add priority' button if you want to claim Priority at a later date (this can be done up to two months after the application date).

  • Seniority claim

    To add a seniority claim to your application click on the 'Add seniority' button. This will open a new section.

    • Select the EU Member State where the mark was registered from the dropdown list

    • Type in the trade mark name or number (the field will autocomplete) and click on 'Import' or

    • Enter the details manually by clicking on the 'Create manually' button

    • Select the relevant option in the 'Nature of registration' field

    • Add the filing date, filing number, registration date and registration number then choose the option to attach the required documents at the time of application or at a later date (3 months from date of receipt of the seniority claim)

  • Exhibition claim

    Exhibition claim on application
    To add an exhibition claim to your application click on the 'Add exhibition' button. This will open a new section.

    1. Select the name of exhibition from the dropdown list

    2. Add the date of first disclosure

    3. Choose the option to attach the required documents at the time of application or at a later date (up to 3 months after the filing date)

    4. Click on the '+ Add' button

    Claim exhibition later
    Select the checkbox next to the 'Add exhibition' button if you want to claim exhibition at a later date (up to two months after the application date).

  • International Registration (IR) transformation

    To add an IR transformation to your application click on the 'Add IR transformation' button. This will open a new section.

    • Enter the international trade mark number (IR number) *

    • If you have made a previous IR transformation, then you can import this by adding the international trade mark number or name in the 'Enter IR details below' field *

    • To enter the details manually click on the 'Create manually' button

    • Add the cancellation date, IR date and Priority/Seniority date

    • Click on the '+ Add' button

    * Note: The auto complete field is not implemented for this section. You must enter the full trade mark number.

  • Representative

    A representative can be added by two methods.

    Adding an existing representative

    Type in the representative's name — a list of existing representatives will be displayed — make your choice and click on 'Import'. The representative's details will be shown; click on 'Add' to continue.

    Adding a new representative
    1. Enter the details manually by clicking on the 'Create new' button

    2. Select the type of representative from the dropdown menu

    3. Fill out the rest of the form (mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk *)

    4. Click on the 'Add' button to continue

    Note: If you select 'Employee representative' you will be shown an 'Economic connections' checkbox. If you check it, you will have to fill out two additional fields; you will need to add what type of economic connections you have with the applicant (e.g. employee or business partner etc.) and you will also need to add the name of your employer.

    Associations

    When filing an application in the name of an association, please enter the association ID only.

  • Applicant

    An applicant can be added by two methods.

    Adding an existing applicant
    Type in the applicant's name — a list of existing applicants will be displayed — make your choice and click on 'Import'. The applicant's details will be shown; click on the 'Add' button to continue.

    Adding a new applicant

    1. Enter the details manually by clicking on the 'Create new' button

    2. Select the type of applicant from the dropdown menu

    3. Fill out the rest of the form (mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk *)

    4. Click on the 'Add' button to continue

  • Types of marks

    You need to choose the type of mark that you want to register. Below is a list of available types:

    • Word mark

    • Figurative mark

    • Figurative mark containing word elements

    • 3D mark

    • 3D mark containing word elements

    • Colour mark

    • Sound mark

    • Other

    Read more about types of trade marks in the trade mark definition section.

    Details required
    You will be asked to submit different information depending on the type of mark you choose to protect.

    Colours
    If your trade mark contains colours, you can add them by typing in the colour's name. The system will automatically propose different options. It is recommended that you choose one of the colours that appear as this will speed up the registration process. If you choose the 'Specify a custom colour' option, the process will take longer.

    Translations
    If you wish to provide a translation into the second language, please note that you will have to translate all its elements, including the list of goods and services, any disclaimers, the description of the mark or colour indications.

    Representation of the mark
    It is important that the representation of the mark you are uploading is a proper representation of the mark you want to register. When the representation of the mark is uploaded, the following warning is displayed:

     "EUIPO will publish your mark as it is currently shown. If this does not represent exactly what you want to protect, please correct it before submitting your application."

      "The image has been processed to fulfil the technical criteria"

    Word element(s)
    Only verbal elements visible in the logo must be indicated. If the verbal elements are not correct, EUIPO will change them directly without sending a communication to that effect.

  • Similarity report

    You have the option to download a similarity report. The search is powered by the TMview database and can also be done before the actual filing.

    View results
    A table is displayed with a list of similar trade marks. To view additional information about the results click on the magnifying glass icon on the right-hand side of the list, it will take you to the TMview application.

    A PDF listing the information can be downloaded and saved by clicking on the button 'Download PDF' located below the results' table.

  • Technical requirements for attachments

    The following standards should be applied to attachments that are uploaded from the advanced application form.

    JPEG
    Standard file type used to represent the mark(s) you are applying for. The maximum individual file size cannot exceed 2MB and should conform to the following standards:
    • Maximum image size: 2835 x 2010 pixels
    • Printing resolution: min 96, max 300 DPI
    • Colour mode: RGB, Grayscale, BW or CMYK

    Images are automatically scaled to 250x250 pixels. When you upload an image, the application will display it as it will appear later in the registration certificate.

    PDF
    PDFs can be used for additional information only, not used as a representation of the mark(s) you are applying for. The maximum individual file size cannot exceed 2MB. Adobe Acrobat X (version 10.0) will be used for opening the files.

    MP3
    MP3s can be used for additional information only when registering sound marks. The maximum individual file size cannot exceed 2MB and should conform to the standards indicated in the attachments section of the 'Technical information' page.

  • Goods and services

    WARNING: All the goods and/or services shall be entered in this section. In the case that goods and/or services are provided in a separate document attached, the application will not be considered to be an online filing with the consequence that the standard basic fee for the application will be charged instead of the reduced fee applicable to online filings.

    Search using the predetermined values (recommended)
    This will select goods and services from the TMclass database.

    Click on the 'Search' button.

    A new pop up window will open. Either type the keyword of the goods and services you want to choose (a dropdown menu will be displayed with autocomplete suggestions) or browse through the list of good and services.

    To go back to the initial screen, click on the link to 'navigate through all goods and services.'

    To view the full scope of a class when browsing through all goods and services, click on the '+' icon Plus icon , to reduce the list, click on the '-' icon Minus icon

    Click on the 'folder' icon Folder icon to view all terms in your chosen class. To add a term to your list, select the checkbox on the left-hand side of the row in the table Selected checkbox icon

    To view your selection of terms and classes, click on the 'View your selection' button on the top right-hand side corner of the screen.

    When you have selected all the goods and services that you require, click on the 'Continue' button that appears on the 'View your selection' page. You will be redirected to your application where your selection will be displayed.

    Provide your own list
    To provide your own list of goods and services, click on the 'I want to provide my list' link.

    A new pop up window will open.

    Select the class that your desired term belongs to, type the name of the term in the field then click on the 'Done' button.

    You can repeat this process until you have added all the terms and classes you require for your application.

    Please be aware that if you provide your own list of goods and services, the trade mark application process may take longer.

    Valid characters (syntactic rules governing goods and services terms):

    Name Character Example
    Letters a -z A-Z Parts and fittings for vehicles
    Numbers 0 - 9 MP3 players
    Dash - (asci code 045) Non-alcoholic beverages
    Angle brackets < > Airsoft guns> 0.5 Joule
    Slash / Video players/recorders
    Asterisk * Clothing*
    Curved brackets ( ) Training handbooks (manuals)
    Curly brackets { } Cranks{parts of machines}
    Square brackets [ ] Enamels [varnishes]
    Colon : (ascii code 058) Services relating to: electrical and electronic circuits, components
    Comma , Corn flour, maltose
    Single quote '(ascii code 039) Painters' brushes
    Semi-colon (non accepted in Greek) ; (ascii code 059) Nuclear reactors; Molding preparations
    Middle dot (only accepted in Greek) · (ascii code 250) Καρυκεύματα· Μαγειρικά βότανα

    Note: the content of this table offers examples of accepted characters

  • National search report

    A request for a national search report is subject to a payment of an additional fee. Your application will only be published once all search reports have been collected and communicated to you.

  • EU search report

    A request for an EU search report is free of charge. This report indicates earlier identical or similar EUTM applications and International Registrations designating the European Community for identical and similar classes of goods and services.

 

Technical information on attachments.

Page last updated 19-06-2019
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