Trademarks


How is a trademark registered in other States?

 

1. DIRECTLY

Country by country, by filing the relevant applications in each of the countries in which you wish to register the trademark. You can find the websites of the major national offices at this link.

National IP Offices

How to apply for a trademark in Spain

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2. By means of an INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK

To apply for a trademark using this procedure, you must have previously registered a trademark at the national or community level.

Through this procedure, regulated under the Madrid Agreement and its Protocol (Madrid System) protection may be obtained in numerous countries by filing single application with the SPTO, to be forwarded to the WIPO International Office (Geneva), with the registration having the same effect as if the application had been filed in each of the designated countries. Each country can grant or refuse protection.

The duration of this registration is 10 years, and it can be renewed indefinitely.

Member states of the Madrid System

Forms for filing an application

Fees

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3. Through a EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK

Procedure regulated by the European Union Trademark Regulation which establishes the possibility of obtaining protection in the 28 member states of the European Union through a single application, which the applicant may choose to submit either to the SPTO or the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Alicante).

It is valid for a period of 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely.

Access to the EUIPO website for submitting an application electronically

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