Trademark Types


General trademark.

Collective mark

A sign registered in the name of union, association, or other group with legal personality indicates the goods/services provided by their members.

Certification mark

A sign serves to certify specific quality, precision, material, manufacture method, place of origin, or other characteristics of goods/services of others.

Basic Information

Protection term
10 years from filing date (Trademarks should be renewed every 10 years thereafter by the official deadline).
Multiple-class application
Publication before examination
Examination period
About 4~6 months from filing date.
Publication period for opposition
3 months from publication date.
Payment of registration fee
If no opposition is filed during the “publication period for opposition”, the mark will be granted registration. There is no need to pay registration fee.
Issuance of registration certificate
Registration certificate will be issued subsequently.
Non-use cancellation
Non-use within 5 consecutive years from registration date.
Statement of use

Stage Procedure

1. Filing
(1) Documents (information) for filing new trademark application
  • Trademark drawing
Collective mark
  • Trademark drawing
  • Regulation on the use of collective mark
Certification mark
  • Trademark drawing
  • Regulation on the use of certification mark
2. Examination
(1) Documents (information) for response
Trademark Collective mark Certification mark
3. Grant
(1) Documents (information) for resgistration
Trademark Collective mark Certification mark
4. Maintenance
Earliest date on which renewals can be filed
6 months before official deadline.
Official deadline for renewals
Every 10 years from filing date.
Grace period for renewals
(1) Documents (information) for renewals
Trademark Collective mark Certification mark

Member States

Country (Code)
Austria (AT) Belgium (BE)
Bulgaria (BG) Cyprus (CY)
Czech Republic (CZ) Germany (DE)
Denmark (DK) Estonia (EE)
Spain (ES) Finland (FI)
France (FR) Greece (GR)
Croatia (HR) Hungary (HU)
Ireland (IE) Italy (IT)
Luxembourg (LU) Lithuania (LV)
Latvia (LY) Republic of Malta (MT)
Netherlands (NL) Poland (PL)
Portugal (PT) Romania (RO)
Sweden (SE) Slovenia (SI)
Slovakia (SK)