Designations of origin and geographical indications of products

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Fight against counterfeiting and piracy




Applying for trade marks

A trade mark is a word, figurative, spatial or combined sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of another. The proprietor of a trade mark has the exclusive right to use the trade mark in connection with the goods or services for which it is registered, that is to say, no one may use the registered sign without his consent. The validity of a trade mark registration shall be 10 years from the date of filing of the trade mark application. At the request of the proprietor of the trade mark or the pledgor, the Office shall renew the registration of the trade mark, on payment of the administrative fee, for a further 10 years.

The service is part of the trademark litigation process, with multiple steps from the filing of the trademark registration application, the applicant's two-way communication with the Office through subsequent filings, to the decision on the trademark registration application. Ordinary and extraordinary remedies are also available in the context of subsequent filings.

Link to the trade mark application service