The Process of Trademark Registration in Spain
If you are planning to open a business in Spain then registering your trademark is a necessity. Although the process for trademark registration in Spain is not a particularly complicated one, if not done correctly and with diligence, you may end up illegally utilizing a trademark symbol that is registered to someone else, or someone else may be able to use your trademark freely without legal repercussions. The international legal experts at Lusa Legal can assist you in all of the steps required to ensure that your trademark is fully and legally registered in Spain. We are pleased to be able to offer you advice on all of the following steps.
All You Need to Know About Trademark Registration
A trademark is usually a symbol or sign of some sort that is utilized to uniquely identify a company, product or brand. Trademarks are legally registered to ensure that no one else can use that specific identifying mark and that the company it is registered to has exclusive rights to its use. A good trademark, that properly and accurately represents your company can make your brand more recognizable on the market and can work as a tool to increase sales and grow your business.
What is the Procedure for Trademark Registration in Spain?
First it is important to note that if a trademark for a business is already registered at the EU level, then it will also be registered and protected in Spain. The required steps for trademark registration Spain are as follows:
Step 1: The first and most important step in trademark registration Spain is ensuring that the image or logo that you plan on using as your trademark symbol is not currently being used and registered to someone else. Our legal team can assist in this matter and perform a trademark search to ensure that you are legally eligible to use your chosen sign. It must also not be offensive in any way or contain any negative connotation.
Step 2: The next step is to decide whether you require your trademark to be registered only in Spain, in the European Union or worldwide, according to Madrid Protocol.
Step 3: It must now be determined which classification your trademark will be registered under. There are 45 different classifications for trademarks in Spain, representing different types of businesses. It is possible to register your trademark under more than one of these classifications.
Step 4: The following documents must be obtained and properly completed:
- An application form for trademark registration.
- An image of the trademark.
- The products or services that your business provides which will be represented by the chosen trademark.
- Payment of the application fee.
Step 5: These documents must be submitted for review and if approval is granted, your trademark will be registered.
Trademark Registration in Spain with Lusa Legal
A trademark is an excellent way to build brand recognition, but proper trademark registration in Spain is required in order for your sign to be able to be used legally. Allow our team of experienced lawyers assist you in the trademark registration in Barcelona or Spain process. We will ensure that your symbol is original and previously unused and can guide you in all of the steps along the way. To make the process even easier, allow us to act on your behalf and complete the entire process for you. All that is required is granting us the privilege of power of attorney. If you have questions about trademark registration or are ready to start the process, call Lusa Legal today: +34 605 33 60 90.