Trademark Registration in the Netherlands
The Benelux is a politico-economic union of three neighbouring states in western Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The countries formed a trademark treaty and created one mutual Trademark Office in 2005, they concluded a treaty establishing a Benelux Organization for Intellectual Property which replaced their trademark offices upon its entry into force on 1 September 2006. This Organization is the official body for the registration of trademarks and designs in the Benelux.
If you are interested in any of these services, please do not hesitate to contact us.
When you register your trademark in the Netherlands, you’ll be able to:
1. Take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters
2. Put the ® symbol next to your brand - to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it
3. Sell and license your brand
Trademark registration in the Netherlands: Requirements
Fill out our simple trademark registration application online form in just 5 minutes and a Trademark Specialist will contact you within 24 hours in order to guide you through the process.
Trademark search & registration: Procedure
Our attorney will file your trademark within 5 business days after receiving all the required documents.
Trademark registration: Duration
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years starting from the filing date.
Trademark renewal in the Netherlands
Search for full or partial matches with the registered trademark can be performed independently. But it is safer when applying for registration to order the analysis of trademarks from Dutch patent attorneys.
In the event that even partial matches in sense or sound are found, the application may be rejected.
The trademark validity in the Netherlands is extended each time for 10 years. The application review procedure is 3 months. Documents must be translated into English, French or Dutch to choose from. For foreign entities, a local legal representative is required.
We offer the following services in Benelux:
- Trademark Search
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark renewal
- Trademark oppositions
- Defenses in case of oppositions or objections/office actions in Benelux
- Trademark assignment
- Change of name/Change of Address
Our prices include everything for a straightforward process of registration. The prices do not include any legal defenses in case of oppositions or objections.