A European trademark attorney, or so-called professional representative before EUIPO, is a legal professional who specializes in trademark law and provides legal services related to trademark registration, protection, and enforcement within the European Union (EU) and its member states. My expertise revolves around helping clients navigate the complex process of trademark registration at EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office), conducting trademark searches to assess the availability of a particular trademark, filing trademark applications, responding to office actions or objections from trademark offices, and representing clients in trademark prosecution and disputes.
I have obtained certification specific to trademark law and practice within the EU and I passed a qualifying exam to meet requirements to represent the client before the EUIPO.
European trademark attorneys play a crucial role in assisting individuals and businesses in protecting their brands, logos, and other intellectual property assets within the European market. They work closely with clients to develop trademark strategies that align with their business goals and ensure their trademarks are registered and defended effectively.
Anyone can file an application for a European Union trade mark (EUTM) and design (RCD). However, once the EU trade mark application has been filed, any applicant who does not have their domicile or principal place of business or a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment within the EEA (European Economic Area) will have to appoint a representative before or after receiving a formal deficiency letter concerning the lack of representation before the Office.
The European Economic Area, abbreviated as EEA, consists of the Member States of the European Union (EU) and three countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. So, for example, an applicant from Great Britain, USA or Switzerland must be represented by the European Trademark Attorney.
The EUIPO professional representative from the EEA can act before the EUIPO for trade mark (EUTM) and also community design/RCD proceedings.
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