If my trademark application is successful in one country, does it mean anything for my registration in another?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

No, successfully registering a trademark in one country doesn't mean anything for your application in another country. Trademark applications are filed and processed independently by respective IP offices, and the final result depends on the judgment of the examiner and the opposition proceedings.

Let's imagine you file your trademark application in the UK and you secure your trademark. You then decide to file an application in the EU; however, you receive an opposition from an EU brand with a similar name offering similar goods/services. If you lose the opposition proceedings, you won't be granted the trademark in the EU.

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