CTM is a streamlined and cost-effective system for obtaining trademark protection in 27 countries of the European Community.
A Community Trade Mark is registered for a period of 10 years from the filing date and may be renewed for further periods of 10 years.
- Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
- Council Regulation No 40/94
- Commission Regulation No 2868/95
- Commission Regulation No 2869/95
- Regulation No 216/96
Trademark filing requirements:
- Applicant's name and address
- A representation of the mark
- The list of goods and services
- Power of Attorney (no legalization)
For additional information and inquires please contact us.
Member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
The most important Institutions: Council of the EU, European Commission, European Parliament and European Court of Justice
Area: 4,324,782 km2
Largest city: London and Paris
Official languages in EU: 24
Information: www.wikipedia.org, http://oami.eu.int