Spain Trademark Registration

Spain Trademark registration -Spain is a member of the Madrid Agreement, the Madrid Protocol and the European Union. Spanish trademarks are protected in the continental territory as well as on the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and the territories of Ceuta and Melilla in Northern Africa. Trademark protection is obtained by registration.




Requirements of Spain Trademark registration

A trademark application has to be filed before the Patent Office in Madrid by a local agent. A non-legalized power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.


Procedure of Spain Trademark registration

The Spain trademark application process includes a formal examination, as well as a substantive examination on absolut grounds for refusal. It takes approximately 6 months from first filing to registration. Before registration the Spain trademark application is published in the “Boletin Oficial de la Propiedad Industrial”, issued daily. The opposition period is 2 months from publication date of the application.


Duration of Spain Trademark registration

A Spain trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the application date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.


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