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EUTM Filing form

The form is designed for more complex applications than the Easy Filing form. You will need to use this form if you want to submit your own list of goods and services, file a collective mark, claim an international trade mark transformation or provide multilingual elements of the mark in the two languages of the application.

Remember that you can check whether the terms of your list of goods and services are accepted for Fast Track by using our Goods and services editor.

Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

To access the EUTM application form, go to the ‘Trade mark > Route to registration > Apply now’ section of the website, then click on the ‘Start application’ button to open the Advanced form application.

You must be a registered user to apply for a trade mark using this tool. If you have not already registered, you will need to sign up.

EU trade mark applications for non-EU residents
You can apply for a EU trade mark if you live outside the European Union, but you will need to appoint a representative

  • Languages and personal reference
    Personal reference

    It should consist of up to 30 alphanumeric characters, using the Roman alphabet: a-z, A-Z, 0-9. Spaces are not allowed

    First language
    Select the language that you want to use for your application (first language) from the dropdown list; this can be any of the 23 EU languages.

    Second language
    According to the Regulation, you must provide a second language from one of the five official EUIPO languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT). The second language must be different from the first language. Please note that your trade mark could be challenged in this second language.

  • Use existing EU trade mark details as a template

    Type in the trade mark name or number, either in part or in full – a list of existing corresponding trade marks will be displayed –, make your choice and click on ‘Import’.

    Choosing the option to import a trade mark as a template will speed up the filing process as the details will be pre-populated. The sections can be edited to your requirements.

  • Claim priority, seniority, acquired distinctiveness or other types of claims (optional)

    Select the claims you want to add

    You will be able to choose between different types of claims

    Priority claim

    To add a priority claim, click on the ‘Add priority’ button, a new section will open.

    • Type in the trade mark name (the field will autocomplete if the trade mark details are available in TMview) and click on ‘Import’ or

    • Enter the details manually by clicking on the ‘Create manually’ button

    • Select the 'Country of first filing' from the dropdown list

    • Add the filing date and filing trade mark name or priority number. You may choose the option to attach the required documents at the time of application or at a later date

    Note: The translation of the first filing must be into the first or second language of your application (only if the certificate is in a language different to the official languages of the EU)

    Claim priority later
    Select the checkbox next to the ‘Add priority’ button if you want to claim Priority at a later date (this can be done up to 2 months after the application date).

     

    Seniority claim

    To add a seniority claim to your application, click on the ‘Add seniority’ button. This will open a new section.

    • Type in the trade mark name or number (the field will autocomplete) and click on ‘Import’ or

    • Enter the details manually by clicking on the ‘Create manually’ button

    • Select the EU Member State where the mark was registered from the dropdown list

    • Select the relevant option in the ‘Nature of registration’ field

    • Add the filing number, filing date, registration number, registration date and the priority date. Then choose the option to attach the required documents at the time of application or at a later date

     

    Transformation claim

    To add a transformation claim to your application, click on the ‘Add IR transformation’ button. This will open a new section.

    • Enter the international trade mark number (IR number) *

    • Add the IR date

    • Add the cancellation date

    • Add the priority/seniority date

    • Click on the ‘+ Add IR TRANSFORMATION’ button

    Note: The auto complete field is not implemented for this section. You must enter the full trade mark number

     

    Exhibition claim

    Exhibition claim on application
    To add an exhibition claim to your application, click on the ‘Add exhibition priority’ button. This will open a new section.

    • Select exhibition from the dropdown list

    • Add the date of first play Choose the option to attach the required documents at the time of application or at a later date

    • Click on the ‘+ Add exhibition priority’ button

    Claim exhibition later
    Select the checkbox next to the ‘Add exhibition’ button if you want to claim exhibition at a later date (up to 2 months after the application date).

  • Applicants and Representatives

    Applicant

    An applicant can be added by two methods.

    Adding an existing applicant

    Type in the applicant’s name or ID here – a list of existing applicants will be displayed –, make your choice and click on ‘Import’. The applicant's details will be shown; click on the ‘Import’ button to continue.

    Create a new applicant
    1. Enter the details manually by clicking on the ‘Create a new applicant’ button

    2. Select the type of applicant from the dropdown menu

    3. Fill out the rest of the form (mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk *)

    4. Click on the ‘+ Add applicant’ button to continue

    Representatives

    A representative can be added by two methods.

    Adding an existing representative

    Type in the representative’s name – a list of existing representatives will be displayed – make your choice and click on ‘Import’. The representative’s details will be shown; click on ‘Add’ to continue.

    Adding a new representative
    1. Enter the details manually by clicking on the ‘Create new’ button

    2. Select the type of representative from the dropdown menu

    3. Fill out the rest of the form (mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk *)

    4. Click on the 'Add' button to continue

    Note: If you select ‘Employee representative’, you will be shown an ‘Economic connections’ checkbox. If you check it, you will have to fill out two additional fields; you will need to add what type of economic connections you have with the applicant (e.g. employee or business partner) and you will also need to add the name of your employer.

    Associations

    When filing an application in the name of an association, please enter the association ID only.

  • Types of marks

    You need to choose the type of mark that you want to register. Below is a list of available types:

    • Word mark

    • Figurative mark

    • Shape mark

    • Sound mark

    • Colour mark

    • Multimedia mark

    • Position mark

    • Motion mark

    • Pattern mark

    • Hologram mark

    • Other mark

    Read more about types of trade marks in the trade mark definition section.

    Details required
    Provide details of your trade mark

    Translations
    It is important for the representation of the mark you are uploading to be a proper representation of the mark you want to register.

    Representation of the mark
    It is important for the representation of the mark you are uploading to be a proper representation of the mark you want to register. The EUIPO will publish your mark as currently shown. If this does not represent exactly what you want to protect, please correct it before submitting your application.

    Word element(s)
    Only verbal elements visible in the logo must be indicated. If the verbal elements are not correct, the EUIPO will change them directly without sending a communication to that effect.

  • Similarity report

    You have the option to download a similarity report. The search is powered by the TMview database and can also be done before the actual filing.

    A PDF listing the information can be downloaded and saved by clicking on the ‘Download PDF’ button located below the results table.

  • Technical requirements for attachments

    The following standards should be applied to attachments that are uploaded from the advanced application form.

    JPEG
    Standard file type used to represent the mark(s) you are applying for. The maximum individual file size cannot exceed 2MB and should conform to the following standards:
    • Maximum image size: 2835 x 2010 pixels
    • Printing resolution: min 96, max 300 DPI
    • Colour mode: RGB, Grayscale, BW or CMYK

    Images are automatically scaled to 250x250 pixels. When you upload an image, the application will display it as it will appear later in the registration certificate.

    PDF
    PDFs can be used for additional information only, not as a representation of the mark(s) you are applying for. The maximum individual file size cannot exceed 2MB. Adobe Acrobat X (version 10.0) will be used for opening the files.

    MP3
    MP3s can be used for additional information only when registering sound marks. The maximum individual file size cannot exceed 2MB and should conform to the standards indicated in the attachments section of the 'Technical information' page.

  • Goods and services

    Indicate the goods and services the trade mark should cover

    Please note

    Applying for a wide range of goods/services significantly increases the probability of a trade mark being opposed or, eventually, cancelled. A conflict can arise where a trade mark is identical or similar to an earlier mark and protection is sought for similar goods and services. After registrating it, the trade mark may also be cancelled if it is not used for 5 years or more.

    The language of the goods and services must be in the same as the first language of the application.

    Click on the ‘Search terms from the Harmonised Database’ button.

    A new pop-up window will open. Either type the keyword of the goods and services you want to choose (a dropdown menu will be displayed with autocomplete suggestions) or browse through the list of good and services.

    When you have entered all the goods and services that you require, click on the ‘Review your List ’ button and then on the ‘Save List’ button. You will be redirected to your application, where your selection will be displayed.

    Add your terms

    Individual terms must be separated by semicolons and cannot exceed 512 characters. You can only use accepted characters

    You can repeat this process until you have added all the terms and classes you require for your application.

     

    Valid characters (syntactic rules governing goods and services terms):

    Name Character Example
    Letters a -z A-Z Parts and fittings for vehicles
    Numbers 0 - 9 MP3 players
    Dash - (asci code 045) Non-alcoholic beverages
    Angle brackets < > Airsoft guns> 0.5 Joule
    Slash / Video players/recorders
    Asterisk * Clothing*
    Curved brackets ( ) Training handbooks (manuals)
    Curly brackets { } Cranks{parts of machines}
    Square brackets [ ] Enamels [varnishes]
    Colon : (ascii code 058) Services relating to: electrical and electronic circuits, components
    Comma , Corn flour, maltose
    Single quote '(ascii code 039) Painters' brushes
    Semi-colon (non accepted in Greek) ; (ascii code 059) Nuclear reactors; Molding preparations
    Middle dot (only accepted in Greek) · (ascii code 250) Καρυκεύματα· Μαγειρικά βότανα

    Note: the content of this table offers examples of accepted characters

  • National search report

    A request for a national search report is subject to the payment of an additional fee. Your application will only be published once all search reports have been collected and communicated to you.

  • EU search report

    A request for an EU search report is free of charge. This report indicates earlier identical or similar EUTM applications and International Registrations designating the European Community for identical and similar classes of goods and services.

 
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