Spanish Trademark

The Spanish trademark is useful to protect the name and the corporate image of your company, your products or services throughout Spain. It is requested in the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, and its protection lasts for 10 years plus it is renewable.

Some facts to be taken into account before requesting your trademark are:

1. Types of Trademarks
2. Products or services for which I want to use my trademark (Nice Classification)
3. What happens once I have requested my trademark online at Singular TM?

Types of Trademarks

There are several types of trademarks that you can apply for depending on your needs:

Word mark or arbitrary

Word mark or arbitrary

Proper or invented names, pseudonyms, figures, or letters, without graphics nor special typography.

Figurative

Figurative

Symbols, logos, drawings, and any other graphic representation. Also, the combination of graphics with words falls within this category.

Three-dimensional

Three-dimensional

All of those that include a 3D shape, including containers, packaging, products, and overall appearance.

Position

Position

It is about the specific way in which the trademark is placed, or the way in which it appears on the product. It shall be represented by a duplication that identifies the position, size or amount, in relation to the product.

Pattern

Pattern

Exclusively composed of periodically repeated elements. It is represented by a representation of such pattern.

Color

Color

It protects a color, or combination of colors. The trademark shall be represented by any generally-known reference code, and a reproduction of the color.

Sound

Sound

A sound can be registered as a corporate trademark (audio-logos, corporate songs, etc.).

Motion

Motion

A movement or specific change in the position of the element within the corporate identity or product, as long as it can be represented through a video file or a series of images.

Multimedia

Multimedia

Trademarks that combine image and sound and that can be presented through an audiovisual file.

Hologram

Hologram

Holographic features can also be protected by means of a graphic or photographic reproduction that enables the hologram to be identified correctly.

CLASSES

There are 45 classes of trademarks depending on the products or services you offer. You must know your activity class in order to apply for your trademark

A wine trademark is not the same as a trademark to identify telephone services. Therefore, there is an international classification for trademarks, the Nice Classification, which covers all existing products or services.

In order to know which class or classes your trademark should be registered in, it is important to take into account the type of product or service it represents, as well as your commercial strategy.

In our search tool you can locate the classes according to the product or service that represents your trademark:

VERIFY THE CLASS TO WHICH YOUR
PRODUCT OR SERVICE BELONGS

What happens once I have applied for
my trademark online at Singular TM?

Publication and objections

Publication and objections

After the application is registered, your trademark will be examined by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO), where they will assess whether it meets the requirements necessary to be granted.

In addition, other people may object to your application for a term of two months. It is important to seek advice during this term by experts who can defend you from possible oppositions, ensuring that your trademark is finally granted.

Trademark granted!

Trademark granted!

Once the trademark has been granted, the certificate will be sent by e-mail. Remember that the validity of the registration is ten years initially. After this period has elapsed, you can request renewal for another ten and so on.

How can I protect my trademark?

How can I protect my trademark?

Now that you’re a trademark owner, we recommend our additional monitoring service to keep you informed about any new published trademark that may be a threat to your business.

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