UK registered trademarks protect Intellectual Property rights in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
A UK trademark is ideal if you do not plan to trade anywhere outside of the UK.
UK trademarks are registered on a first come, first serve basis.
A EU trademark or Community Trademark protects your rights in the 28 member countries of the EU.
This would be ideal if you plan to conduct business abroad within these countries or if you plan to expand trading in the EU.
EU trademarks are also registered on a first come, first serve basis and are a cost-efficient way of obtaining Intellectual Property rights in these countries.
The current member states of the Community Trademark system are:
- Czech Republic