Simulation of trademark process

Guide to using the trademark calculator

1. Specify whether you want to start by filing your trademark application in Denmark and if it should be effective in Denmark? 3. Specify how many countries outside the EU you would like your trademark registered in?
2. Specify how many countries in the EU you would like your trademark to be registered in?

See and select countries

Application process

The quoted prices shall only provide an idea of the cost levels involved in registering a trademark. The prices are based on an estimate of what it will cost for a trademark application containing 3 classes, when you are represented by a consultant. The estimated total cost must in no way be equated with a precise calculation. Therefore, you ought to consult a professional consultant in order to get a more accurate idea of what it will actually cost you to register your trademark.


Possible processes based on selected criteria

 
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National trademark application (with professional consultant)

If you want to get a trademark registration in your national country, you can file a national trade mark application. Then, from the date you filed the national application, you have six months tofile trademark applications in the other countries, if you want to use the priority of the national application. Prioritymeans that subsequently filed applications in other countries achieve protectionfrom the filing date of the national application.

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Est. total cost (excl. any opposition fees)
The estimated total cost will cover costs for all countries which you have selected.

The amount consists of fees to relevant authorities and consultation costs for a simple trademark application with 3 classes.

You should be aware of the fact that costs are paid on an ongoing basis throughout the application process, and are therefore not due on the day when you apply for the trademark. In the calculator you can see when specific costs are due during the application process.

Any costs for opposition proceedings
The calculator also provides you with an estimate of the cost if someone opposes your trademark. The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.×

Filing a national trademark application

Preparing the list of goods and services
A condition for registration of a trademark  is that the types of  goods  and  services, for which the mark is to apply, are stated clearly. Since it is not possible to expand the list of  goods  after the relevant authority has received your  application, it is important that all relevant  goods  andservices  are included from the start.

This is why it is a good idea that you carefully consider which  goods  andservices  your  trademark  registration is to cover.

Filing a national  trademark  application
Filing a national  trademark  application  must be done with the relevant authority.

Application  fees for the authority and any professional consultation costs for preparing the  application  and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost.

×

Any amendment of the application

Reply from the relevant authority
When the relevant authority has received your  application  it will be put through a formalities check. When these are in order, the case will be forwarded to an examiner in the relevant authority. The examiner will assess whether the  trademark  can be registered and perform a search for similar names or  trademarks.

Any amendment of the  application
The relevant authority will then write to you concerning possible amendment of the  application  as well as the results of the search should marks or names be revealed that are similar or identical to the  trademark  you applied for.

You must then respond to the letter that you receive from your examiner, and amend the  application  accordingly. The examiner will then determine whether the  application  can now be approved.


Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the  application  are included in the estimated cost.

×

Approval and registration

Approval and  registration
If the relevant authority does not find any hindrances to the  registration  of your name or logo as a  trademark, a certificate of  registration  will be granted and forwarded to you. After issuing the certificate of  registration, the relevant authority will publicise your  trademark  in that country's chosen publication medium.

Inspection of the certificate of  registration
When you or your  consultant  receive the certificate of  registration  from the relevant authority, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of  registration  there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the  registration  period.
  • Expiry/renewal  date - the date on which the  registrationperiod expires and when you must renew your  registration.
  • End date of the  registration  procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.
×

Final registration

Final  registration  of the  trademark
For the period of two months directly following publication, other parties can object to the  registration  of your  trademark  by filing an  opposition  against it. Once this "opposition  period" has expired, you will receive a letter from the relevant authority stating that your  trademark  is finally registered.

Benefits of a  registration

  • You can prohibit your competitors from using similar marks.
  • Receive compensation in the event of infringement of your mark.
  • You can sell or  license  the  trademark  to others and in that way generate income from the right.
×

In the event of opposition

In the event of opposition
For the period of two months directly following the publication in the Trademark Gazette, other parties can object to the registration of your trademark by filing an opposition against it.

If the relevant authority receives an opposition against your trademark, you will have two months in which to submit your comments as to why the opposition is unwarranted. If it is a complicated case, you will be given the opportunity to comment on the presentation of the opposing party and the opposing party will also be allowed to comment on your presentation. The relevant authority will then make a decision in consideration of all the comments, presentations, etc.

The costs for opposition can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

×

Renewal fees

Renewal  fees
A national  trademark  registration  is valid for ten years and can then be renewed every ten years.

You renew your  trademark  by paying the fixed  renewal  fee to the relevant authority no earlier than six months before and no later than six months after the expiry date of the  registration  period.

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DK → Community trademark application

If you want to test your trademark in your national market before you decide which EU countries you want a trademark registration in, you can start by filing a national trademark application. Then you have six months from filing until you must decide whether you want a community registration, if you want to use the priority of the national application. Priority means that subsequently filed applications in other countries achieve protection from the filing date of the national application.

×
Est. total cost (excl. any opposition fees)
The estimated total cost will cover costs for all countries which you have selected.

The amount consists of fees to relevant authorities and consultation costs for a simple trademark application with 3 classes.

You should be aware of the fact that costs are paid on an ongoing basis throughout the application process, and are therefore not due on the day when you apply for the trademark. In the calculator you can see when specific costs are due during the application process.

Any costs for opposition proceedings
The calculator also provides you with an estimate of the cost if someone opposes your trademark. The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.×

Filing a national trademark application

Preparing the list of goods and services
A condition for registration of a trademark  is that the types of  goods  and  services, for which the mark is to apply, are stated clearly. Since it is not possible to expand the list of  goods  after the relevant authority has received your  application, it is important that all relevant  goods  andservices  are included from the start.

This is why it is a good idea that you carefully consider which  goods  andservices  your  trademark  registration is to cover.

Filing a national  trademark  application
Filing a national  trademark  application  must be done with the relevant authority.

Application  fees for the authority and any professional consultation costs for preparing the  application  and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost.

×

Any amendment of the application

Reply from the relevant authority
When the relevant authority has received your application it will be put through a formalities check. When these are in order, the case will be forwarded to an examiner in the relevant authority. The examiner will assess whether the trademark can be registered and perform a search for similar names or trademarks.

Any amendment of the application
The relevant authority will then write to you concerning possible amendment of the application as well as the results of the search should marks or names be revealed that are similar or identical to the trademark you applied for.

You must then respond to the letter that you receive from your examiner, and amend the application accordingly.The examiner will then determine whether the application can now be approved.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the application are included in the estimated cost.

×

Approval and registration

Approval and registration
If the relevant authority does not find any hindrances to the registration of your name or logo as a trademark, a certificate of registration will be granted and forwarded to you. After issuing the certificate of registration, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office will publicise your trademark in the Danish Trademark Gazette.

Inspection of the certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration from the relevant authority, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.
×

Final registration

Final registration of the trademark
For the period of two months directly following publication, other parties can object to the registration of your trademark by filing an opposition against it. Once this "opposition period" has expired, you will receive a letter from the relevant authority stating that your trademark is finally registered.

Benefits of a registration

  • You can prohibit your competitors from using similar marks.
  • Receive compensation in the event of infringement of your mark.
  • You can sell or license the trademark to others and in that way generate income from the right.
×

In the event of opposition against the national registration

In the event of opposition
For the period of two months directly following the publication in the Trademark Gazette, other parties can object to the registration of your trademark by filing an opposition against it.

If the relevant authority receives an opposition against your trademark, you will have two months in which to submit your comments as to why the opposition is unwarranted. If it is a complicated case, you will be given the opportunity to comment on the presentation of the opposing party and the opposing party will also be allowed to comment on your presentation. The relevant authority will then make a decision in consideration of all the comments, presentations, etc.

The costs for opposition can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

×

Filing the Community application

Filing a Community trademark application
Filing a Community trademark application must take place either with the relevant national authority or with OHIM, which is the EU authority for trademarks and design. You can file your application by mail, fax or electronically via OHIM's website www.oami.europa.eu.

Examination of the application and examination report
When OHIM receive your application, they will check it for any deficiencies and determine whether your mark is distinctive, i.e. the same as when you file a national application. OHIM forwards your application to other national trademark offices, so that they can also conduct searches in their national databases. If your mark cannot be registered as a community trademark, you will receive notification concerning this from OHIM. OHIM will send you a report if they find trademarks similar to yours.

Application fees to the authority and fees for any professional consultation for preparing the application and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost.

×

Any amendment of the application

Any amendment of the Community application
There may be formal and technical amendments and/or clarifications to be made in the application. If this is the case, you will receive a letter from OHIM, which you must respond to and then amend the application. It will then be assessed whether the application can now be approved.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the application are included in the estimated cost.

×

Publication and registration

Publication in the CTM Bulletin, part A
If there are no problems in OHIM's examination, OHIM will publish the mark in the CTM Bulletin (The Community Trademarks Bulletin), part A.

You must be aware that OHIM does not inform you of the publication unless you use their "CTM Watch e-mail alert service". Read more about this at OHIM's website www.oami.europa.eu.

Registration of the trademark
When OHIM has published your trademark in the CTM Bulletin, part A, other parties can oppose the registration of your trademark. Once this "opposition period" has expired, OHIM will issue a certificate of registration and at the same time publish the registration in the CTM Bulletin, part B.

Inspection of the European certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.

Any costs for professional consultation for checking the European certificate of registration are included in the estimated cost.

×

In the event of opposition

In the event of opposition against the Community registration
After the publication of the Community trademark, other parties can object against the final registration by filing an opposition. This has to occur within the first three months directly following the publication in the EU Trademarks Gazette. If an opposition has been filed, you could convert the Community application to one or more national trademark applications. However, you must pay fees to the national authorities where you want to file your converted application.

The costs for opposition proceedings can vary depending on how complex the case is and how many oppositions are filed against your registration.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

×

Renewal fees

Renewal fees
A European trademark registration is valid for ten years and can then be renewed every ten years. You renew your trademark by paying the fixed renewal fee to OHIM. You can see OHIM's fees and price list at www.oami.europa.eu.

×

DK → International application (MP)

If you want to get a trademark registration in many countries, both within and outside Europe, you can start by filing a national trademark application and then file it as an MP application via the Madrid Protocol at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). With this application, you can seek protection in up to 85 WIPO countries around the world.

×
Est. total cost (excl. any opposition fees)
The estimated total cost will cover costs for all countries which you have selected.

The amount consists of fees to relevant authorities and consultation costs for a simple trademark application with 3 classes.

You should be aware of the fact that costs are paid on an ongoing basis throughout the application process, and are therefore not due on the day when you apply for the trademark. In the calculator you can see when specific costs are due during the application process.

Any costs for opposition proceedings
The calculator also provides you with an estimate of the cost if someone opposes your trademark. The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.×

Filing a national trademark application

Preparing the list of goods and services
A condition for registration of trademark is that the types of goods and services, for which the mark is to apply, are stated clearly. Since it is not possible to expand the list of goods after the relevant authority has received your application, it is important that all relevant goods and services are included from the start.

This is why it is a good idea that you carefully consider which goods and services your trademark registration is to cover.

Filing a national trademark application
Filing a national trademark application must be done with the relevant authority. You can file your application by mail, fax or electronically via the website of the Danish Patent and Trademark Office.

Application fees to the authority and fees for any professional consultation for preparing the application and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost.

×

Any amendment of the application

Reply from the relevant authority
When the relevant authority has received your application it will be put through a formalities check. When these are in order, the case will be forwarded to an examiner in the relevant authority. The examiner will assess whether the trademark can be registered and perform a search for similar names or trademarks.

Any amendment of the application
The relevant authority will then write to you concerning possible amendment of the application as well as the results of the search should marks or names be revealed that are similar or identical to the trademark you applied for.

You must then respond to the letter that you receive from your examiner, and amend the application accordingly. The examiner will then determine whether the application can now be approved.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the application are included in the estimated cost.

×

Approval and registration

Approval and registration
If the relevant authority does not find any hindrances to the registration of your name or logo as a trademark, a certificate of registration will be granted and forwarded to you. After issuing the certificate of registration, the Danish Patent and Trademark Office will publicise your trademark in the Danish Trademark Gazette.

Inspection of the certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration from the relevant authority, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.
×

Final registration of the trademark

Final registration of the trademark
For the period of two months directly following publication, other parties can object to the registration of your trademark by filing an opposition against it. Once this "opposition period" has expired, you will receive a letter from the relevant authority stating that your trademark is finally registered.

Benefits of a registration

  • You can prohibit your competitors from using similar marks.
  • Receive compensation in the event of infringement of your mark.
  • You can sell or license the trademark to others and in that way generate income from the right.
×

In the event of opposition

In the event of opposition
For the period of two months directly following the publication in the Trademark Gazette, other parties can object to the registration of your trademark by filing an opposition against it.

If the relevant authority receives an opposition against your trademark, you will have two months in which to submit your comments as to why the opposition is unwarranted. If it is a complicated case, you will be given the opportunity to comment on the presentation of the opposing party and the opposing party will also be allowed to comment on your presentation. The relevant authority will then make a decision in consideration of all the comments, presentations, etc.

The costs for opposition can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

×

Filing the MP application

Filing an MP trademark application
You must fill out WIPO's application form and file it with the relevant authority. In the application you choose which countries you want to have your trademark registered in.

The international application must be in strict accordance with the basic application. For example, the list of goods and services in the international application must not be greater than that of the basic application's and the trademark must, of course, be identical.

Application fees to the authority and fees for any professional consultation for preparing the application and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost. On WIPO's homepage you will find a fee calculator, where you can search for the exact fee for each individual country where you want your trademark registered. Read more at www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/calculator.jsp

×

Forwarding the MP application to WIPO

Forwarding the MP application to WIPO
The relevant authority will verify that the formal requirements for the application have been met and will then forward it to WIPO.

×

Any amendment of the application

Any amendment of the MP application
There may be formal and technical amendments and/or clarifications to be made in the application.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the application are included in the estimated cost.

×

Approval and registration

Approval and registration of the MP application
WIPO registers your trademark provided the formalities are in order and then publishes the registration. At the same time, WIPO informs the countries that are designated in the application. However, the registration is not final before the national authorities of the designated countries have reviewed it. They have 12 - 18 months to refuse the validity of the registration in the country.

Inspection of the certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.
×

In the event of opposition

In the event of opposition against the MP application
Others can file opposition against your application if they believe it infringes their trademark. The length of time they have for this varies from country to country. The registration is finally valid only after the expiry of the opposition period in each of the countries selected for trademark protection.

The costs for opposition proceedings can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

×

Renewal fees

Renewal fees
An international registration is valid for ten years with the possibility of renewal for successive10-year periods.

You can read more about renewal fees on WIPO's website at www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/

×

Community trademark application

If you want to get a trademark registration in a number of European countries, you have the option of filing one European trademark application directly with the EU authority for trademarks and designs, OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market).

×
Est. total cost (excl. any opposition fees)
The estimated total cost will cover costs for all countries which you have selected.

The amount consists of fees to relevant authorities and consultation costs for a simple trademark application with 3 classes.

You should be aware of the fact that costs are paid on an ongoing basis throughout the application process, and are therefore not due on the day when you apply for the trademark. In the calculator you can see when specific costs are due during the application process.

Any costs for opposition proceedings
The calculator also provides you with an estimate of the cost if someone opposes your trademark. The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.×

Filing the Community application

Filing a Community trademark application
Filing a Community trademark application must take place either with the relevant national authority or with OHIM, which is the EU authority for trademarks and design. You can file your application by mail, fax or electronically via OHIM's website www.oami.europa.eu.

Examination of the application and examination report
When OHIM receive your application, they will check it for any deficiencies and determine whether your mark is distinctive, i.e. the same as when you file a national application. OHIM forwards your application to other national trademark offices, so that they can also conduct searches in their national databases. If your mark cannot be registered as a community trademark, you will receive notification concerning this from OHIM. OHIM will send you a report if they find trademarks similar to yours.

Application fees to the authority and fees for any professional consultation for preparing the application and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost.

×

Any amendment of the application

Any amendment of the Community application
There may be formal and technical amendments and/or clarifications to be made in the application. If this is the case, you will receive a letter from OHIM, which you must respond to and then amend the application. It will then be assessed whether the application can now be approved.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the application are included in the estimated cost.

×

Publication and registration

Publication in the CTM Bulletin, part A
If there are no problems in OHIM's examination, OHIM will publish the mark in the CTM Bulletin (The Community Trademarks Bulletin), part A.

You must be aware that OHIM does not inform you of the publication unless you use their "CTM Watch e-mail alert service". Read more about this at OHIM's website www.oami.europa.eu.

Registration of the trademark
When OHIM has published your trademark in the CTM Bulletin, part A, other parties can oppose the registration of your trademark. Once this "opposition period" has expired, OHIM will issue a certificate of registration and at the same time publish the registration in the CTM Bulletin, part B.

Inspection of the European certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.

Any costs for professional consultation for checking the European certificate of registration are included in the estimated cost.

×

In the event of opposition

In the event of opposition against the Community registration
After the publication of the Community trademark, other parties can object against the final registration by filing an opposition. This has to occur within the first three months directly following the publication in the EU Trademarks Gazette. If an opposition has been filed as a result, you could convert the Community application to one or more national trademark applications, but you must pay fees to the national authorities where you plan to file your converted application.

The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

×

Renewal fees

Renewal fees
A European trademark registration is valid for ten years and can then be renewed every ten years. You renew your trademark by paying the fixed renewal fee to OHIM. You can see OHIM's fees and price list at www.oami.europa.eu.

×

Community trademark application → International application (MP)

If you want to get your trademark registration in many European countries, you have the option of filing one Community trademark application directly with the EU authority for trademarks and designs, OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market). When you have received this basic application, you can file it as an MP application via the Madrid Protocol at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). With this application, you can seek protection in up to 85 WIPO countries around the world.

×
Est. total cost (excl. any opposition fees)
The estimated total cost will cover costs for all countries which you have selected.

The amount consists of fees to relevant authorities and consultation costs for a simple trademark application with 3 classes.

You should be aware of the fact that costs are paid on an ongoing basis throughout the application process, and are therefore not due on the day when you apply for the trademark. In the calculator you can see when specific costs are due during the application process.

Any costs for opposition proceedings
The calculator also provides you with an estimate of the cost if someone opposes your trademark. The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.×

Filing the Community application

Filing a Community trademark application
Filing a Community trademark application must take place either with the relevant national authority or with OHIM, which is the EU authority for trademarks and design. You can file your application by mail, fax or electronically via OHIM's website www.oami.europa.eu.

Examination of the application and examination report
When OHIM receive your application, they will check it for any deficiencies and determine whether your mark is distinctive, i.e. the same as when you file a national application. OHIM forwards your application to other national trademark offices, so that they can also conduct searches in their national databases. If your mark cannot be registered as a community trademark, you will receive notification concerning this from OHIM. OHIM will send you a report if they find trademarks similar to yours.

Application fees to the authority and fees for any professional consultation for preparing the application and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost.

×

Any amendment of the application

Any amendment of the Community application
There may be formal and technical amendments and/or clarifications to be made in the application. If this is the case, you will receive a letter from OHIM, which you must respond to and then amend the application. It will then be assessed whether the application can now be approved.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the application are included in the estimated cost.

×

Filing the MP application

Filing an MP trademark application
You must fill out WIPO's application form and file it with the relevant national authority. In the application you choose which countries you want to have your trademark registered in.

The international application must be in strict accordance with the basic application. For example, the list of goods and services in the international application must not be greater than that of the basic application's and the trademark must, of course, be identical.

Application fees to the authority and fees for any professional consultation for preparing the application and the list of goods and services are included in the estimated cost. On WIPO's homepage you will find a fee calculator, where you can search for the exact fee for each individual country where you want your trademark registered. Read more at www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/calculator.jsp

×

Forwarding the MP application to WIPO

Forwarding the MP application to WIPO
OHIM will verify that the formal requirements for the application have been met and will then forward it to WIPO.

×

Publication and registration

Publication in the CTM Bulletin, part A
If there are no problems in OHIM's examination, OHIM will publish the mark in the CTM Bulletin (The Community Trademarks Bulletin), part A.

You must be aware that OHIM does not inform you of the publication unless you use their "CTM Watch e-mail alert service". Read more about this at OHIM's website www.oami.europa.eu.

Registration of the trademark
When OHIM has published your trademark in the CTM Bulletin, part A, other parties can oppose the registration of your trademark. Once this "opposition period" has expired, OHIM will issue a certificate of registration and at the same time publish the registration in the CTM Bulletin, part B.

Inspection of the European certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.

Any costs for professional consultation for checking the European certificate of registration are included in the estimated cost.

×

In the event of opposition in connection with The Community application

In the event of opposition against the Community registration
After the publication of the Community trademark, other parties can object against the final registration by filing an opposition. This has to occur within the first three months directly following the publication in the EU Trademarks Gazette. If an opposition has been filed as a result, you could convert the Community application to one or more national trademark applications, but you must pay fees to the national authorities where you plan to file your converted application.

The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

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Any amendment of the MP application

Any amendment of the MP application
There may be formal and technical amendments and/or clarifications to be made in the application.

Any costs professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and amendment of the application are included in the estimated cost.

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Approval and registration

Approval and registration of the MP application
WIPO registers your trademark provided the formalities are in order and then publishes the registration. At the same time, WIPO informs the countries that are designated in the application. However, the registration is not final before the national authorities of the designated countries have reviewed it. They have 12 - 18 months to refuse the validity of the registration in the country.

Inspection of the certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.
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In the event of opposition

In the event of opposition against the MP application
Others can file opposition against your application if they believe it infringes their trademark. The length of time they have for this varies from country to country. The registration is finally valid only after the expiry of the opposition period in each of the countries selected for trademark protection.

The registration is finally valid only after the expiry of the opposition period in each of the countries selected for trademark protection.

Any costs for professional consultation for correspondence with the authority and preparation of comments, presentations, etc. in connection with an opposition are included in the estimated cost. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.

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Renewal fees

Renewal fees
An international registration is valid for ten years with the possibility of renewal for successive 10-year periods.

You can read more about renewal fees on WIPO's website at www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/

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National trademark application (WITHOUT professional consultant)

If you want to get a trademark registration in your national country, you can file a national trade mark application. Then, from the date you filed the national application, you have six months to file trademark applications in the other countries, if you want to use the priority of the national application. Priority means that subsequently filed applications in other countries achieve protection from the filing date of the national application.

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Est. total cost (excl. any opposition fees)
The estimated total cost will cover costs for all countries which you have selected.

The amount consists of fees to relevant authorities and consultation costs for a simple trademark application with 3 classes.

You should be aware of the fact that costs are paid on an ongoing basis throughout the application process, and are therefore not due on the day when you apply for the trademark. In the calculator you can see when specific costs are due during the application process.

Any costs for opposition proceedings
The calculator also provides you with an estimate of the cost if someone opposes your trademark. The costs for opposition proceedings can therefore vary greatly depending on the complexity of the case and how many oppositions are filed. Of course, if no one opposes your trademark, these costs will not apply.×

Filing a national trademark application

Preparing the list of goods and services
A condition for registration of trademark is that the types of goods and services, for which the mark is to apply, are stated clearly. Since it is not possible to expand the list of goods after the relevant authority has received your application, it is important that all relevant goods and services are included from the start.

This is why it is a good idea that you carefully consider which goods and services your trademark registration is to cover.

Filing a national trademark application
Filing a national trademark application must be done with the relevant, national authority.

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Any amendment of the application

Reply from the relevant authority
When the relevant authority has received your application it will be put through a formalities check. When these are in order, the case will be forwarded to an examiner in the relevant authority. The examiner will assess whether the trademark can be registered and perform a search for similar names or trademarks.

Any amendment of the application
The relevant authority will then write to you concerning possible amendment of the application as well as the results of the search should marks or names be revealed that are similar or identical to the trademark you applied for.

You must then respond to the letter that you receive from your examiner, and amend the application accordingly. The examiner will then determine whether the application can now be approved.

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Approval and registration

Approval and registration
If the relevant authority does not find any hindrances to the registration of your name or logo as a trademark, a certificate of registration will be granted and forwarded to you. After issuing the certificate of registration, the relevant authority will publicise your trademark in that country's chosen publication medium.

Inspection of the certificate of registration
When you or your consultant receive the certificate of registration, it is a good idea to check it through. On the certificate of registration there are a number of dates that you must pay attention to:

  • Filing date - the date your rights will be deemed valid from.
  • Registration Date - the date the mark was registered and therefore also the start date for the registration period.
  • Expiry/renewal date - the date on which the registration period expires and when you must renew your registration.
  • End date of the registration procedure - the date from which the provisions concerning requirement of use are calculated from.
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Final registration

Final registration
For the period of two months directly following publication, other parties can object to the registration of your trademark by filing an opposition against it. Once this "opposition period" has expired, you will receive a letter from the relevant authority stating that your trademark is finally registered.

Benefits of a registration

  • You can prohibit your competitors from using similar marks.
  • Receive compensation in the event of infringement of your mark.
  • You can sell or license the trademark to others and in that way generate income from the right.
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In the event of opposition

In the event of opposition
For the period of two months directly following the publication in the Trademark Gazette, other parties can object to the registration of your trademark by filing an opposition against it.

If the relevant authority receives an opposition against your trademark, you will have two months in which to submit your comments as to why the opposition is unwarranted. If it is a complicated case, you will be given the opportunity to comment on the presentation of the opposing party and the opposing party will also be allowed to comment on your presentation. The relevant authority will then make a decision in consideration of all the comments, presentations, etc.

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Renewal fees

Renewal fees
A national trademark registration is valid for ten years and can then be renewed every ten years.

You renew your trademark by paying the fixed renewal fee to the relevant authority no earlier than six months before and no later than six months after the expiry date of the registration period.

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The total cost is calculated as the sum of the prices and fees, as specified on the timeline. However, the costs for oppositions are not included in the total costs, but are specified under total costs.

Some of the costs specified on the timeline will vary with the selected number of countries. The calculation does not take discounts and saved costs into account, e.g. re-utilizing already prepared material, and the result will therefore be subject to a degree of uncertainty. The more countries you choose, the greater the uncertainty. It is therefore important that you consult a professional consultant in order to get a more accurate idea of what it will actually cost you to register your trademark.
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Belgien
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Cypern
Estland
Finland
Frankrig
Grækenland
Irland
Italien
Letland
Litauen
Luxembourg
Malta
Nederlandene
Polen
Portugal
Rumænien
Slovakiet
Slovenien
Spanien
Det Forenede Kongerige(UK)
Sverige
Tjekkiet
Tyskland
Ungarn
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