The European Union Trademark Registration is an sole register of trademark that applies in every single country within the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
The European Union Trademark registration its unitary: its protection extends to the whole territory of the European Union. If the number of country members increases, the protection of the European Union Trademark application or registration will be applied automatically to the new country member, without further formalities.
The European Union Trademark is protected for 10 years and it can be renewed indefinitely by identical periods.
The international way allows an international trademark application processed before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva. Currently it can be designated up to 93 different country members, in each of which the mark will have the same validity as a national registration.
The International Trademark Registration is given by 10 years from the filing date. It can be renewed indefinitely by identical periods and the cost will depend on the designated countries and in the protected classes. The International Trademark must be based in a national trademark registered in the origin country, or in a Community Trademark registered before the OHIM.