Search for a trademark
The Trademarks Register contains all trademark applications and registrations that are valid in the Benelux countries. In addition to Benelux trademarks, this includes EU trademarks and international trade marks which designate the Benelux.
In the Trademarks Register you can monitor the status of your own applications and registrations, and check out existing trademarks held by other parties.
NB. If a trademark does not appear in the Trademarks Register, that does not automatically mean that it is available.
If you wish to know whether your trademark has also been registered outside the Benelux, various options are open to you. You can search in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) database, in the database of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), in the database of the country in question or in TMView
TMView is a free online information instrument. The information held in TMView is provided by the official trademarks offices of the various European countries. They own the content and are responsible for keeping it up to date. Information held in the databases of EUIPO and WIPO is also accessible via TMview. On the TMView website you can see which European countries currently make their data available via TMView.
The Trademarks Register also serves as the official publication for Benelux trademarks. This means, among other things, that many authorities will accept copies from the Register as proof of your application or registration. You can produce a copy yourself (free of charge) by clicking on "Print". If you still need a certified copy (for a charge), just click on "Order".
I set up Verheul Communicatie, an advertising agency, in 1993. We come up with brand names for our customers and have a trademark agent make sure they’re still available, both nationally and internationally. You should leave some things to the experts, after all.
Jan Verheul, Verheul Comunicatie