What signs may constitute a European Union trademark?

Any symbol that can be represented graphically, in particular, words, including names of people, drawings, letters, numbers, product shapes or their displays, on the condition that such symbols be appropriate for distinguishing the products or services of one company from those of other companies.

Where is a European Union trademark effective?

The community trademark is effective throughout the European Union.
The European Union trademark is unitary in character; it may only be applied for and, if appropriate, granted for the whole of the European Union.

Where can a European Union trademark be applied for?

You can apply for it directly from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/) based in Alicante, on Avda. de Europa, 4, 03008 Alicante.

How long does the European Union trademark remain in effect?

The European Union trademark is granted for a period of 10 years from the application date. The registration may be renewed indefinitely for subsequent 10 year periods.

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