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OBJECTAny trademark that can be graphically represented which is useful for distinguishing a company’s products or services from those of others can be registered as a trademark.
The duration is ten years from the date of the application. This period can be extended for similar periods by paying the relevant renewal rates.
Generic signs, certain geographical signs, ones which already constitute a trademark (if oppositions are filed) and others lacking a distinctive nature cannot be registered as trademarks.
The priority of a prior application for a trademark presented within six months prior to the date of application for the Spanish trademark can be claimed.
PROCEDUREAfter making the prior search, which we recommend, a trademark application goes through the following registration process:
Any resolution can be challenged by an administrative appeal and before the Courts of Justice.
A trademark is applied for under one or more classes of the Nice Classification.
Similar trademarks registered for distinguishing different products or services can be compatible.
REQUISITESThe requisites for applying for a trademark registration in Spain are as follows: