Do you want to register a brand name for the Dutch market? We will then file a Benelux trademark application at the concerned official trademark organization. During a period of 10 years you will have the certainty of no one being allowed to touch your trademark. After that you can renew the trademark registration again and again for a period of 10 years each time. 

A Benelux trademark registration includes 3 countries

A Benelux trademark registration gives you the exclusive right to the use of the trademark in predetermined classes of goods and services in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The three Benelux countries have a joint agreement for trademark protection since 1971: the Benelux Convention on Intellectual Property. A registration in The Netherlands only is not possible.

Classification of goods and services

The most important element of a trademark registration in the Benelux is classification. A careful classification determines the scope of protection of a trademark and smoothes any action against trademark conflicts. The international classification system of Nice has 45 standard categories. We categorize your trademark’s goods or services and draft a detailed and custom-made legal description. 

What rights does a Benelux trademark owner have?

With a brand name trademark registration in the Benelux trademark register, you can prohibit third parties to register or use your trademark or any trademark that’s similar to your trademark, as long as it regards the same or similar goods and services. You do not only have the right to object to any younger Benelux trademarks, but you also have the right to object to all trademarks valid in the Benelux, including EU trademarks and international trademarks.

Register your brand name in the Benelux now!

Do you want to register your brand name in the Benelux, to renew it or to surveil it? Contact us without any obligations and we will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. Send us an email at info@merkecht.nl or call us at 076 – 514 84 03

Examine if your brand name can be registered:

Start with a free examination and receive an informal offer including advice within 4 hours. Merk-Echt checks if your brand name can be registered.