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OBJECTAny signs that can be graphically represented that identify a company in trading business and which are useful for distinguishing it from other companies undertaking identical or similar business can be registered as a Trade Name.
The duration is ten years from the date of application. This period can be extended for similar periods on payment of the relevant renewal rates.
Generic signs, those who have been issued as a Trademark or Trade name (if opposition was filed) as well as those which lack a distinctive nature cannot be registered as Trade Names.
PROCEDUREAfter making the prior search, which we recommend, an application for Community Trade Name goes through the following registration process:
Any resolution can be challenged by an administrative appeal and before the Courts of Justice.
A trade name is applied for under one or more classes of the Nice Classification.
Similar Trade Names registered for distinguishing different products or services can be compatible.
REQUISITESThe requisites for applying for the registration of a Trade Name in Spain are as follows: