European Community Trade Mark

By: Trademark Registration Services - Trademarkit  04/12/2010
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In Europe, trademarks may be registered within individual countries, or across the whole of the European Union by means of a Community Trade Mark. A Community Trade Mark (CTM) is a single EU trademark registration that protects your trade mark in all 27 Member States of the European Union. If you are trading in more than one country of the EU, the CTM system is probably the most cost-effective means by which to protect your trade mark.

National trademark systems still operate alongside the CTM system. However, the CTM system is much cheaper than obtaining and renewing up to 27 separate national trademark registrations to cover all the EU member states. The CTM system is administered by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), based in Spain.

A CTM registration is valid for an initial period of 10 years and, subject to payment of renewal fees, can be renewed for further 10-year periods thereafter.

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