Trade Marks

Trade marks are designations or denominations for identifying products and/or services of a firm or business.

Trade marks result from a registration and under specified circumstances from extensive use.

Besides national trade mark registrations in Austria there exist possibilities of registrations of Community Trade Marks, International Registrations for several countries as well as of applications and registrations of national trade marks in most countries.

Trade marks entitle the owner in particular to prohibit that a denomination being identical or similar to the registered trade mark is used for goods and/or services being identical or similar to the registered goods and services by other parties in commerce.

Trade marks may be renewed indefinitely by payment of relevant renewal fees.