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Intellectual property protection in the European Union

Intellectual Property in European Union

1. EUIPO general info

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, former Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market) is the trademark and design office of the European Union. It is based in Alicante, Spain. The Office provides official registration of Community designs and the European Union trademarks valid in 28 countries of the EU. The Office was created under the European Union law and is an EU agency with its own legal personality.

Time zone: UTC +1                           

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Brief information about European Union Trademark registration

Brief information about Community Design registration

2. EUIPO IP Legal Base

European Union Trademark Regulation
European Union Trademark Implementing Regulation
Directive to Approximate the Laws of the Member States Relating to Trademarks
Community Design Regulation
Community Design Implementing Regulation

Community Design Fees Regulation
Directive on the Legal Protection of Designs

3. Patent Office Contact Details

The European Union Intellectual Property Office
Avenida de Europa, 4,
E-03008 Alicante,
Phone: +34 965 139 100
Fax: +34 965 131 344
Email: information@euipo.europa.eu

4. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in EUIPO are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MSP Europe, UAB. on 05/01/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with EUIPO IP Laws