An Introduction to European Community Trademarks
If your business currently operates within Europe or has the potential to do so within the near future, you may feel that UK Trade Mark Registration is simply not adequate for your business needs. With the power of today’s marketplace alongside promotional advantages such as social media and eCommerce, you may be trading outside a national boundaries sooner than you think.
In March 1994, the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Marketplace (OHIM) was created to offer a solution to business owners to secure their Intellectual Property across Europe within one application, where costly and time consuming singular applications were only available beforehand.
We have created this guide to offer information on what trademarks are, how they can benefit you and your business and why registration is important. For further detailed information we advise utilizing a registered Trademark Agent or Attorney.
What is a European Community Trademark?
Find out what an EC trademark is, who can apply and how long they last.
How to Register a European Community Trademark
Read up on the search process, when to register, costs & how long it takes.
The European Community Trademark Application Process
The filing process including preparation, examination, publication & opposition.
Maintaining & Enforcing your European Community Trademark
How to use your trademark as a powerful weapon in your business armoury.
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