The Community Trademarks System Registration Process

Trademarks should be considered for protection in foreign jurisdictions where business is promoted and performed. Usually, the filing of trademark applications is country specific but the use of the Community Trademark system allows a business to seek trademark rights in 15 European countries simultaneously. The fact that the Internet is becoming more global and reducing territorial borders signifies that trademark protection is important.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How does the registration process work?
What occurs during an opposition of the trademark or a refusal of the trademark?
How is a trademark cancelled?

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