European Community Trademark is a mark that is used to recognize and distinguish commodities and services and is available in European Union, which is registered in OHIM in accordance with the conditions stipulated in CTMR.
The Merits of Registering an European Community Trademark
1、The European Community Trademark just need one-time application,and can be used among the twenty eight members of EU without registering in each member country one by one, which avoids high fees issues caused by registering in each member country one by one.
2、Centralizing Protection Procedures
After registration, any trademark can get the legal protection from the twenty eight members of EU, and the arbitrament of the relevant trademark cases can be implemented among all the members of EU.
3、The trademark that has been registered can be used in just one European country. Any trademark can apply for revocation with the reason of unused trademark in any EU country.
4、Any registered trademark which is published in any member of EU can ask for priority right, when applies for European Community Trademark .
5、Applying for European Community Trademark is not only to register the traditional trademark such as terms , logo and so on, but also to register some new type trademarks such as sounds, smell, product appearance, structure and so on.
6、We suggest that the registered trademark cover three commodities or services at most. If it covers more than three commodities or services, the additional expenses need paying for newly-added types.
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