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Frequently Asked Question
Does having a registered trademark in Benelux give me any right?

Yes. The first to file rule is applicable in Benelux. It is mandatory to register a trademark in order to establish rights. Using an unregistered mark, even for many years, does not guarantee ownership and protection.

What is the website of the trademark national office?

The Benelux national office of trademark can be accessed at http://www.boip.int

Do I need to be using my trademark before I apply for registration?

Use of mark or intention to use it is not a requirement for registration.

Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

Yes. Objection to application is permitted on the grounds of propriety rights, i.e., the challenger has registered a similar mark earlier.

Who can oppose my trademark registration?

Your application may be objected by the owner of a mark that has a strong resemblance to your mark and was registered earlier than yours.

Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A registered mark can be cancelled on the grounds of propriety rights and violation of the rule regarding geographical indication.

Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. The owner of a registered mark establishes the following rights:

  • Exclusive right to use the mark 
  • Right to license other businesses to use his trademark for selling
  • Right to file an infringement case against third-parties that use strikingly similar mark
  • Right to file an action to cancel any conflicting application
  • Right to bring seizure to counterfeit goods
How long is the opposition period?

After the application is examined, the details will be published for interested parties to see. Opposition starts on the date of publication and will end 60 days (or two months) after the publication date.

Is Benelux a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Benelux is a Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement member.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

No. The owner is not required to file a periodic statement of use.

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