Brandstrike's Guide to Protecting Trademarks in European Dependent Territories


Brandstrike Publications is a division of Brandstrike Limited, a brand protection services company that among other things provides trademark registration services through its associate law firm network in 240 countries. Damian Croker of Brandstrike has worked with its associate law firms to produce a guide to protecting trademarks in the 48 dependent territories of the UK, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Portugal and Spain. The purpose of the guide is to help clarify which territories are covered based on how you obtained trademark protection. Registering directly rather than via a Community Trade Mark or the Madrid Protocol impacts on which dependent territories are covered. In many cases the only way to obtain protection is to have a national registration, which will either provide automatic protection or can be used as the basis to obtain protection. The guide not only covers registration but also trademark assignment, renewals, licencing, customs recordals and domain name disputes.