Formal requirements trademark registration

Upon receipt of your trademark application, we check whether the following requirements are clearly met in it:

  1. the name and address of the applicant; if the applicant is a company, its legal form must also be stated;
  2. if filed by a representative: name and address of the representative;
  3. the trademark;
  4. the goods and services;
  5. the type of trademark;
  6. if the trademark is in colour: a description of the colour(s) in words, and if applicable the corresponding colour code(s);
  7. if you are claiming priority based on an earlier application made abroad: state the details of that application and append proof thereof;
  8. if you want to include distinguishing features: a clear description of the features in your application (this concerns elements that are not immediately apparent in an image, such as transparent parts);
  9. the signature of the applicant or his representative.

Filing date

The filing date is established in particular based on:

  • items 1, 3, 4 and 5 on the above list;
  • payment of the trademark application fees;
  • in the case of a collective trademark: regulations governing use and control of the trademark must be appended.

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