EUIPO’s Practice on the Representation of Trademarks, Shared with Other States


The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), in common with the central intellectual property offices of the Member States (Member States IPOs), has developed a study, in the context of the harmonization of national legislations, on definitions and representation requirements for the new types of trademarks, following the elimination of the requirement for graphic representation of trademarks.

The document provides structured, transparent information on the types of trademarks, their definitions and the means of representation for each Office, the acceptable electronic file formats for non-traditional trademarks.

For more details, the document can be accessed at