International Trade Mark

It is not a Trade Mark grant procedure but a unified Trade Mark filing procedure that covers the most important countries. An international Trade Mark application is equivalent to a Trade Mark application in all the contracting states designated in the application. The European Union is one of the possible designations, following the same procedure as a community Trade Mark application.

The procedure includes a formal examination. It is possible that the Trade Mark might be granted in certain of the designated countries while refused in others.

The registration is valid for 10 years, starting from the date of the application. This period is renewable indefinitely for further periods of equal length.