Is an EU trademark registration valid outside the EU?

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Written by Tomas Orsula

Senior Trademark Attorney

No; trademarks are territorial in nature, and an EU trademark provides protection exclusively within the European Union, just as trademarks from other jurisdictions offer protection within their respective territories.

If you require trademark protection beyond the EU, you must file separate trademark applications in the specific countries or regions where you desire protection.

This can be accomplished by filing individual applications with the respective national intellectual property offices or by utilizing international trademark systems such as the Madrid System, which allows you to apply for multiple countries using a single application.

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