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I want to apply for trademark protection, where do I start ?
To save time and money, prepare your application carefully in advance. Please have these in mind before filing your application:
- Select a distinctive, non-descriptive trademark for the products/services you will offer. The trademark should be able to identify the products/services as coming from your company, but cannot describe your products/services.
- Think about the countries where you want to protect your trademark: your country, Europe or internationally.
- Check that your name/logo does not already exist in the relevant trademark register (Benelux, EU or internationally). You want to avoid a claim from a competitor using the same/similar trademark.
Everything checked? Depending on where you want to protect your trademark, you can start an (online) application with BOIP for the Benelux or EUIPO for Europe.