Register a trademark
Apply directly online
You can apply to register and protect a trademark by filing the brand name and/or logo online. You can also register a trade name or company name as a trademark.
The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) is the official body for trademark registration in the Benelux. A standard 10-year trademark application costs 240 euro. The procedure for definitive trademark registration takes about 3 months.If your trademark cannot be registered after all, the filing fees will not be refunded. You can also accelerate the registration of your trademark upon payment of an extra fee.
The registration is valid for a period of 10 years. Your trademark will be protected for the duration of this period. You can then renew your registration at the end of the 10-year period.To maintain the right to your trademark you need to use it actively.
Registering a trademark on paper
You can also register your trade name, product name or logo as a trademark by filling out the paper form. The costs for a trademark application on paper are 15% higher than those of an online application. You can print out the form, along with the explanatory notes. Send the completed form to us by post or fax, or hand it in to us in person.
Need help applying for your trademark?
If you have any questions about filling out this form or have doubts about the distinctiveness of your trademark, you can contact our Information Centre. Our staff can provide you with further details on the relevant procedures. If you would like advice, please contact a trademark agent or specialised lawyer.
Starting up a business is a major step for most artists, but I felt I should do it properly. Registering my brand name gave me a sense of security. There are 27 million people living in the Benelux region, and ideas tend to pop up in different places at the same time. It would be a shame to see someone else make off with your trademark.
Brigitte den Hartog, Brighart