Trademark registration process

The trademark registration process may seem too complex and overwhelming at first. Still, it's advisable for applicants to get at least a basic overview to avoid unwanted complications or even losing their application.

The process differs from country to country, but generally, it will break down into the following stages:

  • the assessment of the application by the intellectual property office,
  • the opposition window, where owners of previously registered trademarks can challenge the application and potentially cause it to be dismissed,
  • issuing of the trademark certificate.

Below you can find the most commonly asked questions about the trademark registration process. The topic of oppositions is so complex we have decided to devote a new category to it. You can find frequently asked questions about trademark oppositions here.

Frequently asked questions

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