Filed under: CTM European Community Trademark
The cost of registration of a CTM application depends on the number and type of products and services to be protected. The products and services are classified by the Nice classification and cost of registration of a Community trade mark it depends on the number of classes to be protected. The base price includes a CTM until three classes so most brands only pay the base price.
Currently the rate charged by the Community Trademark Office is 900 €. To this amount must be added the cost of the professional who handles the registration of the CTM which are about 500 €.
The cost of applying for a trademark registration does not depend on protected territory. A CTM is valid throughout the territory of the European Union that is in the 28 member states are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.
Keep in mind that the cost of the registration of a CTM is unique (not to be paid each year) and lasts 10 years of life of the CTM. The cost of registering a Community trade mark
Keep in mind that before applying for a Community trade mark is highly recommended to investigate if the CTM will be easily granted or if instead there are legal impediments that hinder or even prevent the registration of a CTM. This research should be done very well since otherwise the mark may be refused and all efforts will be in vain to promote or even worse in favor of a third party (competition). Previous research the registration of a Community trade mark must take account of the Community trade mark registrations as well as the records of national marks of all countries of the European Union. This type of research is carried out by professionals in the registration of Community trade marks such as Volartpons.
As discussed, the registration of a CTM is not easy and consequently recommended to hire the services of a professional, as Volartpons, who can advise you on the three stages of your CTM registration.