How to Apply for a European Trademark

In a hyper-competitive global market, it’s hard to stand out. You need to develop a brand that customers can recognize amidst the sea of rivals out there. The first step to building your brand is registering a trademark. This means that another company or person cannot use a specific word, sign or phrase for commercial purposes, without infringing on your trademark. You can trademark a brand name, or the company name. Trademark jurisdiction is an important element of the procession. A trademark carries legal weight for specific jurisdictions. If you operate in or earn revenues from the European Union, then this article will explain how you can secure your trademark rights there.

The European Union is made up of 27 member states. For a business that trades across those states, it makes sense to have a European Union-wide trademark. Patentoid has a simple trademark registration process that will allow you to protect your trademark across the region. So if you want to register your European Union trademark on, the first step to take is to click on the button that says, “I Want EU Trademark”. This will take you to the trademark registration page for the European Union. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the text or image box, based on whether you are registering an image or text-based trademark. Then, enter the exact wording of your trademark text.
  2. Then enter the contact information of the owner of the trademark rights and billing info. The email address you provide will be used to send your registration documents to you. Make sure that your phone number is in the international format.
  3. In the area for the territorial scope of your trademark rights, you will find the European Union already ticked. This defines where your trademark rights will apply.
  4. Now, you have to consent to Patentoid using your data to apply for your trademark registration.
  5. Next, describe your trademark. Explain your brand’s value proposition, your target market, and where your trademark will be used. Provide your company or product website and any pricing details. Additional details are welcome.
  6. You will receive a summary of all the data you provided. Please check that it is correct, and then agree to the Terms and Conditions of the process and send the data.
  7. Your order will be confirmed and the next step is to pay for the process. You can do this online or through PayPal. Then, wait for an email from us confirming payment and explaining when you can expect your trademark.

The whole process is very simple and easy-to-use as you can see. Typically, trademark registration is very complicated and long-drawn out. But at Patentoid, all the froth has been taken off. Registering your trademark has never been easier. That’s a huge advantage because having a trademark has never been more important. With competition increasing, you need to stand out and safeguard your brand.