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Protect your trade marks and designs in the European Union

Protect your intellectual property in the European Union



Apply for an European Union trade mark
with the EasyFiling form

This form helps SMEs and individuals based in the European Economic Area to submit a word or figurative European Union trade mark application.

During this process you will provide your trade mark, identify the goods & services you want to protect and you will be able to assess whether holders of similar trade marks might challenge your application.

Four checks before you start

Note that trade mark applications can be refused, in which case no refund is given. Most applications are refused either because someone else got there first with an identical or similar mark, or because the mark was not distinctive. To increase the probability that your application proceeds smoothly, we recommend you watch this video:

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What can/cannot be a European Union trade mark

What are you going to sell/produce/distribute?

Does someone else already use the same or a similar trade mark?

Does your trade mark mean anything in the European Union?

The guidance offered here does not constitute legal advice. If you prefer to obtain legal assistance you can visit our legal representatives’ database.

Need further help during the filing process? You can chat with the EUIPO Information Centre, from Monday to Friday (8:30 to 18:30 CET).

Page last updated 12-03-2021
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