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Territorial sphere: The European Union CountriesThis is a single register with the same effect all over the European Community territory.
Any signs that can be graphically represented may be registered as Community Trademarks on condition that such signs are appropriate for distinguishing the products or services of one company from those of other companies.
The duration is ten years from the date of the application. The effective term can be extended for similar periods by paying the relevant renewal dues.
Items which do not comply with the Ruling, which lack distinctive nature and ones which are identical or similar to prior trademarks, if oppositions are filed, cannot be registered as Community Trademarks.
PROCEDUREAfter carrying out the prior search, which we recommend, an application for Community Trademark undergoes the following registration process:
Any decision can be appealed against.
A Community Trademark is taken out to distinguish products or services of one or more classes in the Nice Classification.
REQUISITESThe requisites for applying for a Community Trademark in Spain are as follows: