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Protect your trade marks and designs in the European Union

Protect your intellectual property in the European Union


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Do you need help with your trade mark application?

Our Information Centre staff can guide you both before and during the application process. From the trade mark type to the right goods and services, we can help you make the right choices.

Call our general information phone or email us for help.

Contact us

European Union Intellectual Property Office


Avenida de Europa, 4
E-03008 Alicante
How to get here

Monday to Friday, except on official holidays
8.30 - 13.30 and 15.00 - 17.00

Personal deliveries *
8.30 - 13.30

General information

+34 965 139 100


+34 965 131 344

Contact form  

* For personal deliveries, please fill in and bring our Document Delivery Receipt in duplicate for each file you would like to submit.


Main contacts

Department Business Hours Telephone email
General information 08.30 - 18.30 +34 965 139 100 information@euipo.europa.eu Show Hide

We support users by answering their queries, solving incidents or managing complaints. However, we do not offer legal advice or help in defining the scope of protection of a trade mark or design.

Queries submitted to our e-mail address are answered in three working days. E-mail may only be used for informal communication with EUIPO.

In case you need to trace your document sent by fax, you can read more about the receipt of faxes to the general number. More information on documents sent by messenger service or registered mail.

All personal data collected are processed exclusively for quality and statistical purposes.

Learn more about our quality standards.

E-business support line 07.30 - 19.30 +34 965 139 400 e-businesshelp@euipo.europa.eu Show Hide

Contact us if your query is related to our online services.

You can also reach us by e-mail. We will send an answer to your e-mail in two working days.

Complaints - - complaintsunit@euipo.europa.eu Show Hide

Contact the Complaints Unit if you feel the Office has failed in providing a service according to the established rules or practice in relation to specific trade mark and/or design files, or any process directly linked to such files.


Other contacts

Department Telephone email
External Events - events@euipo.europa.eu Show Hide

The EUIPO offers the possibility for groups (from 30 to 450 people) to host events using our facilities or book a guided tour of our premises (up to 30 people). EU institutions and bodies as well as European Union IP offices can also use our Brussels Liaison Office meeting facilities.

Fill in the form below at least three months before the proposed event/guided tour. If available, send the form together with a draft agenda of the event to our email address as indicated above.

Event request form

Your request will be assessed on the basis of the information provided in the form. You will receive notification of the Office’s decision within approximately three weeks of submission.

Please be aware that when submitting the form, you will be asked to accept the General Terms and Conditions for the use of the EUIPO’s facilities and services.

Media inquiries - press@euipo.europa.eu
Procurement - procurement@euipo.europa.eu
Jobs - candidatures.external@euipo.europa.eu
Traineeships - Traineeships@euipo.europa.eu
Brussels Liaison Office +32 22304997 Info-Bruxelles@euipo.europa.eu Show Hide

Our Brussel's liaison office is located in:

Rue de la Loi 223, 4th floor
B 1040 Brussels

EUIPO Academy - Training and events - Academy@euipo.europa.eu
EUIPO Academy Learning Portal support - LearningPortal@euipo.europa.eu

Applying and filing documents with us

With built-in help and search options our online forms make it easier for you to file your application. They are also safer as you can be sure they will reach us immediately via our secure servers.

In our Forms and Filings page you will find all our online forms, as well as the PDF forms for those services not yet covered by an online solution.

Correspondence regarding a specific file must always be filed via your User Area, fax, post, hand delivery or special courier service. Please always mention the file number.


Contacting examiners

If our information centre staff cannot answer your question, they will put you through the examiner dealing with your file. Should the examiner be unavailable, our staff will pass on the message and he/she will call you back.


EUIPO holidays and essential services 2017

Month Working day business hours Date of official holiday Date of permanence*
2017   January Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 Monday 2nd
Friday 6th
Monday 2nd
Friday 6th
2017   February Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 --- ---
2017   March Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 --- ---
2017   April Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 Friday 14th
Monday 17th
Thursday 27th
Thursday 27th
2017   May Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 Monday 1st
Thursday 9th
Thursday 9th
2017   June Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 Friday 23rd Friday 23rd
2017  July Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 --- ---
2017  August Mon - Fri   8:30 - 18:30 Tuesday 15th ---
2017   September Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 --- ---
2017   October Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 Monday 9th Monday 9th
2017   November Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30 Wednesday 1st ---
2017   December Mon - Fri   8.30 - 18.30

Friday 08th
Monday 25th to
Friday 29th

Friday 08th
Wednesday 27th
Thursday 28th
Friday 29th
*Permanence refers to EUIPO holidays when the Office provides essential services to users (Information Centre, E-business support line). Deadlines do not expire on these dates.
Decision ADM-16-49 relating to the timetable for public holidays for 2017

How to get here

Travelling by road:

EUIPO's headquarters in Av. de Europa is located approximately 3 km south of the centre of Alicante, off the N-322 (Av. de Elche).

Travelling by air:

Alicante Airport is 5 km south of EUIPO – 15 minutes by taxi. The C-6 bus from the airport to the centre of Alicante has a stop on the main road within walking distance of the Office.

Travelling by rail:

Alicante's main train station, with a daily service to most major Spanish cities, is in Av. de Salamanca. It is a 5 km taxi ride from the Office.

Page last updated 03-08-2015