European Union Trademarks
(1) Name, nationality and address of the applicant(s) and the State in which he is domiciled or in which it has his seat or establishment.
(2) Specification of goods and/or services (Nice Classification; multi-class application possible)
(3) Graphical representation of the mark. (*)
(4) Priority data (number, date and country of the prior application) and documents (**), if applicable.
(5) Seniority data (Member States in or for which the earlier mark is registered, date and number of relevant registration and respective list of goods and services) and documents (***), if applicable.
(6) Authorization signed by the applicant.
(*) For 3D marks: photographic or graphic representation with up to 6 different perspectives of the mark.
For sound marks: graphical representation of the sound, in particular a musical notation. An electronic file containing the sound may be filed (mp3 format, up to 1 Mb, no loops or streaming).
Please note: the Amending Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 removes the graphical representation requirement. This means that, from 24-09-2017, signs can be represented in any appropriate form using generally available technology, as long as the representation is clear, precise, self-contained, easily accessible, intelligible, durable and objective.
(**) An accurate photocopy of the previous application (colour photocopy if the original representation of the mark is in colour). To be submitted within 3 months from the filing date. Where necessary, a translation into one of the languages of the Office (DE, EN, ES, FR, or IT) must be also filed.
(***) Certificate of registration or accurate photocopy of same or extract or printout of official database. To be submitted within 3 months from the filing date. Where necessary, a translation into one of the languages of the Office (DE, EN, ES, FR, or IT) must be also filed.
Within 3 months after publication in the EUTM Bulletin.
Duration and Use
The duration of a trade or service mark registration is 10 renewable years counted from the date of filing of the application. The lack of genuine use in the European Union for 5 consecutive years without proper reasons for non-use is a ground for revocation.