You can choose any of the following options for TM registration in France:
• through a national agency;
• by applying for registration of an EU trademark at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);
• through an international agency under the Madrid system.
An application for trademark registration in France can be filed by both an individual and a legal entity. Residents of the EU countries, as well as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, can apply directly to the French National Institute of Industrial Property, while other applicants need the services of a French patent attorney.
Trademark in France is subject to registration in verbal, visual, combined, three-dimensional, multimedia, audio and other forms. The trademark must have a sufficient degree of distinctiveness.
France applies the International Classification of Goods and Services, so before applying it is necessary to determine the list of classes within 45 available, in which the TM will be registered.
After filing a French application, the trademark owner has the right to submit the same applications in Europe or abroad within six months.
Trademark registration in France is valid for 10 years, with the possibility of extension for 10-year periods subject to payment of the relevant fees.
If you plan to register your own trademark in France, Yaremchuk & Partners Legal Consulting Group will provide you with legal advice and help you choose the most appropriate way of registration, as well as help you prepare all the necessary documents to apply for registration of your trademark.

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