Why should I apply for a European Union trademark?
The trademark system of the European Union consists of a single registration process which, in the 27 Member States of the European Union, gives its proprietor an exclusive right.
In this way, the applicant does not have to work with service providers and authorities in different countries and different languages thus saving both time and cost.
How long does it take for a trademark to be registered in the EU?
Assuming there is no substantial objection for the applied EUTM, the mark could be registered within a period of 4-7 months. The protection is granted retroactively from the date of application.
How can I know if there's already a trademark identical or similar to the one I want to register?
Upon your request and subject to an additional fee, a trademark search can be executed in order to find similar or identical registered trademarks or trademark applications, which could be cited against your application.