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) Representation of the mark (*).
(4) Priority data (number, date and country of the prior application) 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) if applicable (***).
(6) Authorization signed by the applicant.
(*) The Amending Regulation (EU) No 2015/2424 removed the requirement of graphical representation. The following representation formats are accepted by the Office:
Figurative marks: JPEG (a reproduction of the sign showing all its elements and, where applicable, its colours).
Shape marks: JPEG, or OBJ, STL, X3D (photographic or graphic representation with up to 6 different perspectives of the mark).
Position marks: JPEG (a reproduction which appropriately identifies the position of the mark and its size or proportion with respect to the relevant goods. The elements which do not form part of the subject-matter of the registration shall be visually disclaimed preferably by broken or dotted lines).
Pattern marks: JPEG (a reproduction showing the pattern of repetition).
Colour marks - single colour: JPEG (a reproduction of the colour and an indication of that colour by reference to a generally recognised colour code)
Colour mark - colour combination: JPEG (a reproduction that shows the systematic arrangement of the colour combination in a uniform and predetermined manner and an indication of those colours by reference to a generally recognised colour code).
Sound marks: JPEG or MP3 (maximum 2 Mb; an audio file reproducing the sound or by an accurate representation of the sound in musical notation).
Motion marks: JPEG or MP4 (video, maximum 20 Mb; for series of still sequential images; a video file or by a series of sequential still images showing the movement or change of position. Where still images are used, they may be numbered or accompanied by a description explaining the sequence).
Multimedia marks: MP4 (maximum 20 Mb; an audiovisual file containing the combination of the image and the sound).
Hologram marks: JPEG or MP4 (maximum 20 Mb; a video file or a graphic or photographic reproduction containing the views which are necessary to sufficiently identify the holographic effect in its entirety).
(**) The Office will verify of its own motion the relevant priority information on the website of the Office of the priority application. In case deficiencies are found, the Office will request the applicant to submit appropriate documents.
(***) The Office will verify of its own motion the relevant seniority information on the website of the Office of the seniority mark. In case deficiencies are found, the Office will request the applicant to submit appropriate documents.
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 after the registration date and without proper reasons for non-use is a ground for revocation.