Trademark registration

You already have a line of business or you just started a new venture and there is a name which is the name of the services or your product. You want to protect your exclusive rights and therefore this name and being able to use it as a (registered) trademark. In order for no one else to use and own this name, one must register it.


  • Start Trademark search

    Prior to claiming a name, it must first be researched whether the name is eligible for protection at all. Is it possible under the applicable law and are there not already others with older rights? We will research this first.

  • Who will be the owner of the trademark?

    The owner of the trademark must always be correct and up-to-date and choices can also be made in this regard. We help you with these decision: who will become the owner of the trademark.

  • Legal description of the products / services

    An application must always be made with a description of what is being done under the name concerned. This description must meet requirements and be drawn up in accordance with international conventions.

  • Start application procedure

    If the above is complete, the actual application is reported to the trademark authority according to a fixed routine. The "workflow" is carefully monitored with the help of the Meiermarken software. If necessary, proactive action is taken.

  • Keep an eye on name

    After the registration has been completed successfully, the trademark owner has the option to have the trademark monitored. Every working day we keep an eye on new trademark filings that could be a potential problem. If necessary, action can be taken.

The next step

Once our search has been performed based on the data from trademark databases, you will have the information that is very useful for making informed decisions and minimizing the risk.

The trademark registration in the Benelux, Germany or throughout the EU can take up to 6 months. Meiermarken will handle this complete process from start to finish. Fortunately, the filing date is generally also the date your trademark rights start. Once the procedure has been completed, this filing date is the date on which you were granted rights.

Better be sure

Our trademark search and advice is highly recommended before submitting and applying for registration of your trademark in the Benelux, Germany or in the European Union. First of all, your name must comply with the applicable trademark laws. We will check this for free.

Disclaimer: despite the fact that our search is carried out carefully, it remains to a large extent human work. We are, among other things but not exclusively, depending on the data we receive and the information from the trademark owner, as well as whether or not updates have been carried out in the trademark registers at that time and the interpretation of results. The final filing always takes place under the ultimate responsibility of the trademark owner.


Please contact us

Do you have any questions or would you like more information? Then contact us without obligation. Our specialists are happy to look with you.