What is the difference between UK and EU Registration?
A UK Trademark registration protects your rights in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is ideal if you do not trade anywhere outside the UK. UK Trademarks are registered on a first come first served basis.
An EU trademark registration protects your rights in the 27 member countries of the EU (excluding the UK), making it the mark of choice for many businesses who currently trade abroad, or who plan to expand into Europe, and for those with an exit strategy in mind. EU Trademarks are registered on a first come first served basis and (as use of an EU trademark in one member country is deemed use throughout the EU) are a cost effective way of obtaining wide ranging rights by way of a single application.
The member states of the Community Trademark system are:
Our online application process allows you to choose UK or EU trademark registration.