What is a Benelux trademark?

What is a Benelux trademark?

Benelux trademark law is governed by the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property, the current version of which entered into force on 1 March 2019. The first version of the convention replaced the Benelux Trademark Law 1971, which was the first law providing uniform trademark protection in multiple EU member states.

How do I register a trademark in Belgium?

  1. Step 1: Select a distinctive trademark. A trademark must be distinctive.
  2. Step 2: Choose the countries where you want to protect your trademark. In the Benelux.
  3. Step 3: Check whether your trademark already exists. Search in the Trademarks Register.
  4. Step 4: Apply for your trademark registration.

Can I register a lapsed trademark?

Whether the trademark has expired or been removed altogether from the register. If the trademark has expired you have 6 months within which you may restore it and retain your rights over it. If it’s been fully removed because that six months has lapsed then you will need to apply for it again through a new application.

How do I register a trademark?

The U.S. trademark registration process is done through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and involves:

  1. Searching the trademark database to be sure no one else is using it.
  2. Filing the mark online, and.
  3. Paying the registration fee.

How many years does a registered trademark last?

ten years
Life of a trade mark Your trade mark registration lasts for ten years from its filing date. You can renew your trade mark registration 12 months before your renewal is due, or up to six months after. You will need to pay extra fees if you renew after the due date.

Where to register a trademark in the Benelux?

You can apply to register a trademark for the Benelux at BOIP. Do you (also) want to register your trademark outside the Benelux? If so, you can register it for the entire European Union, for example, or for specific countries inside or outside the European Union.

Where is Merk Echt trademark agency in Breda located?

Merk-Echt is a trademark agency in Breda, The Netherlands, which is in the heart of the Benelux. The company was founded in 1997 and has grown ever since. Currently we serve over 10000 clients and manage more than 25000 trademarks and designs.

How many trademarks does en Merk Echt manage?

The company was founded in 1997 and has grown ever since. Currently we serve over 10000 clients and manage more than 25000 trademarks and designs. We provide all services with regard to trademarks and designs in the Benelux, European Union and through the WIPO system, such as availability searches, filing and watching trademarks and designs.

How to register a trade mark in Belgium?

Regional level registration in Belgium, the Netherlands and/or Luxembourg, via BOIP. EU-wide protection (all EU Member States) via EUIPO. International registration via WIPO. A single registration — filed online, in one language — is valid in all EU Member States.