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Protect your trade marks and designs in the European Union

Protect your intellectual property in the European Union

Online Services Help

For further information about Online Services, please consult the following topics:




Apply for a trade mark

A European Union trade mark (EUTM) grants you exclusive rights in all current and future Member States of the European Union through a single registration, filed online. It is valid for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely, for subsequent periods of 10 years. Before applying, remember to go through our checklist to ensure that your application proceeds smoothly. 



Apply for a design

Our design application allows you to upload static and 3D images with a drag-and-drop function. You can choose between one of two electronic formats — either our Four-step form with built-in guidance for Fast Track registration, or our Advanced form for more complex applications.

Before applying, you can also check our design filing tips and best practices so that you avoid making mistakes in the application.




Our forms explained

To help you decide which format best suits your needs, please take a look at the features of each process below:

Four-step form Advanced form
Fast Track application — you could register your design in two days or less x
You can check for similar designs in DesignView x
Product indication from our Locarno database Product indication from our Locarno database or provide your own
Pay by credit card or current account Pay by credit card, current account or bank transfer
x You can use other designs as a template
x You can specify information about exhibition priority
x You can mark a priority to be claimed at a later stage (‘claim priority later' option)
If priority is claimed, it must be accompanied by supporting documents You can claim a priority without attaching any documents (‘send document later' option)
x Import and/or create a representative when logged in as an applicant
Import and/or create applicants and import additional representatives when logged in as a representative Import and/or create applicants and also create additional representatives when logged in as a representative

For information on how we examine design applications, please read our Guidelines.

The Goods and Services Builder

The Goods and Services Builder is the reference tool used to create lists of terms. This section explains how to create, edit and manage lists of good and services, thereby saving you time on your next e-filing and, at the same time, guiding you to increase your usage of the Harmonised Database (HDB).



Other filings

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) provides online forms for requesting an inspection of documents relating to a European Union trade mark (EUTM) or registered Community design (RCD) registration or application, for requesting the renewal of an EU trade mark or RCD and for making entries to the Register (recordals). You can also delete or appoint a representative and request a conversion for an EU trade mark or international registration (IR) online. However, you must be logged in to use these facilities.

These actions are subject to a fee.



Verify certified copies

This feature allows you to verify the authenticity of certified copies generated online.

Enter the identification code appearing in the certified copy in the search field and click on the 'Check' button. The genuine copy will be displayed.

N.B.: The code is case-sensitive.

This option is available in the following cases:

  • Where the application has already been published;
  • In the case of an EU trade mark application form, where the trade mark has been applied for since 01/01/2008;
  • In the case of an EU trade mark registration certificate, where the registration certificate has been issued since 01/01/2001;
  • For certified copies of a Registered Community design registration certificate.
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