European Union Intellectual Property Office


Protect your trade marks and designs in the European Union.

Protect your intellectual property in the European Union


You can easily file a notice of appeal for an European Union trade mark or Community design using our eSearch plus search engine. You need to be logged in.

eSearch plus and type the EU trade mark or design your appeal refers to in the search field.

Drafts section

Select the relevant trade mark/design on the results page and either click on the '+info' link or the trade mark/design name.

You will be shown the detail view of the trade mark/design, which displays all available information on that particular file.

'Save' button in the registered Community design application

Below the timeline, go to the 'Actions and communications' section and click on the 'Appeals' button.

'Save' button in trade mark application

You will be shown a pop-up window with several fields to complete.

Personal reference number in your online application

Write a message (optional) and attach the downloadable appeal form, available here previously filled out. Please remember to sign the form.

Reference column in the drafts table

You will be shown a PDF with your communication and the notice of appeal attached. You can now review the details, make any necessary modifications and/or save the PDF to your computer. Click 'Confirm' to submit your notice of appeal.

Reference column in the drafts table

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