Registering an EU-wide trade mark application

Posted by on Jan 27th, 2014

Trade marks are filed for goods and / or services for which the trade mark is used or intended to be used. This blog post serves as an overview of what my fees are for filing an EU-wide trade mark, accurate as at the date of publication.

All goods and services, in trade mark terms, are split into 45 different categories and the cost of filing a trade mark application will vary depending on the number of categories covered by the application. Our cost for filing a trade mark application in up to three categories is usually a fixed fee of £500 (+VAT), plus an official fee of 900 Euros which is payable to the registry. Each additional category will cost £50 (+VAT) (our fees) plus an official fee of 150 Euros.

These figures represent an all-in cost from filing to registration, but they assume that the registration process is smooth (i.e. no objections or third party oppositions are raised). If objections or third party oppositions are raised, then additional costs will be incurred.  However, we would discuss the objection / opposition and the likely cost of dealing with it that with client before incurring any additional costs.

I do also normally recommend that a client undertakes some searches before filing a trade mark application and before commencing use of a trade mark to determine what (if any) risks are associated with using / registering the mark as a result of third party conflicts. I can discuss this further with the client if required.

If you have any questions, or would like to inquire further about any of our intellectual property services, please do email me (jonathan@jonathanlea.net) and we’d be very happy to help.

About Jonathan Lea

Jonathan is a specialist business law solicitor who has been practising for over 18 years, starting at the top international City firms before then spending some time at a couple of smaller practices. In 2013 he started working on a self-employed basis as a consultant solicitor, while in 2019 The Jonathan Lea Network became a SRA regulated law firm itself after Jonathan got tired of spending all day referring clients and work to other law firms.

The Jonathan Lea Network is now a full service firm of solicitors that employs senior and junior solicitors, trainee solicitors, paralegals and administration staff who all work from a modern open plan office in Haywards Heath. This close-knit retained team is enhanced by a trusted network of specialist consultant solicitors who work remotely and, where relevant, combine seamlessly with the central team.

If you'd like a competitive quote for any legal work please first send an email to wewillhelp@jonathanlea.net with an introduction and an overview of the issues you’d like our help with, following which someone will liaise to fix a mutually convenient time for a no cost no obligation initial 20 minute call with one of our fee earners.

We are always keen to take on new work and ensure that clients will not only come back to us again, but also recommend us to others too.

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