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Why should I register a Trademark?

The Name of your Company or Product is a unique Value that differentiates you from your Competitors, this Name(s) should be protected to avoid that someone else is using your Name and my harm this one. A Trademark protects your Name and gives you the sole Right to use it. At the same Time the Trademark creates a real Brand and a real Value.

What can be registered as Trademark?

An EU trade mark can consist of any signs, in particular words (including personal names), or designs, letters, numerals, colours, the shape of goods, or of the packaging of goods or sounds.

In practice, this means that as long as your trade mark falls into one of the categories of trade marks accepted by the Office, and can be represented by the accepted formats, you can submit it as an application without having to represent it graphically.

The signs that make up a trade mark must be capable of distinguishing the goods and services of one undertaking from those of another undertaking.

Can I protect my Design?

Yes you can register and protect your Design. Design protection is an important business asset for companies of all sizes, not just bigger ones.

EUIPO’s (European Union Intellectual Property Office) research shows that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which own designs have 17% higher revenue per employee than SMEs that do not own any intellectual property rights.
Almost any industrial or handicraft item can be eligible for design protection (except for computer programs)

You can register:

– Packaging of Products
– A Product / Set of Products
– Composite Products
– Parts of Products
– Logos
– Computer Icons
– Typefaces
– Drawings and Artworks
– Get-Ups
– Ornamentation
-Web Design
– Maps

What are the Classes?

Trademarks are registered including Classes of Goods and Services. The Nice Classification is a system of classifying goods and services for European Union (EU) trade mark applications. It consists of 45 classes.

The Nice Classification assigns goods to Classes 1 to 34, and services to Classes 35 to 45. Each class is represented by a class heading, which gives general information about the type of goods or services covered. For example, the Class 25 heading reads ‘Clothing; footwear; headgear’ and the Class 15 heading ‘Musical instruments’.

Each class contains a set of terms within that class to better define the goods or services to be protected by the EU trade mark application. When indicating the goods and services in an EU trade mark application, applicants are strongly advised to use the Nice Classification terms in order to avoid delays in the registration procedure caused otherwise by the need to translate the terms submitted. Use of these generic terms will also improve the search capabilities of the EU trade mark databases and thus ultimately result in greater transparency.

The Nice Classification can be searched using TMclass, an interactive search tool that is available in all the official EU languages, as well as in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Turkish.

It is worth noting that the original list of goods and services included in an EU trade mark application can only be limited, not extended. In other words, you may not add any goods, services or classes to the application as originally filed.

What does it cost?

It depends what Trademark you want to register. National ones, European or International Trademarks.

For a European Community Trademark we invoice 1.600,00EUR including one class of Services / Products.
The second Class costs additional 75EUR
The third and more costs additional 175EUR per Class

Please contact us for prices of national or International Trademarks, we will send you a Quotation. Please use the following Email Address: hello@greatbrands.net

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