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How does the EU (CTM) registration process work?

The EU (CTM) trade mark registration process in brief:

  1. You apply online via the Trade Mark Direct website;
  2. Our trade mark experts perform legal checks on your application;
  3. If your application passes our checks, we file your application with the registry;
  4. Your trade mark application is examined by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) within six to nine months, some national registry reports are sent;
  5. If your trade mark application is accepted on absolute grounds, your details are published in the Community Trade Marks bulletin within two months;
  6. After three months, if no oppositions arise, your registration certificate is issued.
Updated on 11th September 2020

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