Register a Trade Mark in France
If you plan on doing business in France and wish to be fully protected, it is essential to register your trade mark in France. Additionally, if you wish to be protected in one of the many French territories (such as New Caledonia, Réunion, French Guiana, etc.), then you will need to register your trade mark in France.
France uses a “first-to-file” policy regarding trade mark registration so it is crucial to register your mark as soon as possible in order to prevent losing your rights to it.
France Trade Mark One-Stop-Shop
We provide everything you need to register and thereby protect your trade mark in France.
We will have your trade mark ready for you in 365 days.
Best Customer Support
Our team of trade mark experts will advise you on anything and everything you need to properly register your trade mark in France.
Our trade mark registration package takes care of everything you need to register your trade mark in France, including advice on strategy and classification.
- Trade mark search
- Advice on strategy
- Advice on classification
Copyrights, Designs, Patents And Trade Marks
A copyright is a form of protection provided to authors for their original work. This includes creative and intellectual work like:
The owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute or perform the work publicity.
Copyright do not require registration and the owner will have protection in most countries.
A trademark is a sign which distinguishes a company’s product or service from its competitors. A trademark can be a:
The owner has exclusive rights touse the trade mark and legally prevent its unauthorized use.
Trade marks are specific to a country or a union like the EU. Trade marks for 10 years.
A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government to an inventor for the exclusive exploitation of their invention.
The owner has legal rights to exclude others from making. using or selling the patent.
Patents are specific to a country. A patent normally lasts for 20 years.
A registered design is protection provided to the appearance of a product or part of a product. It defines how a product looks.
The owner has legal protection from others copying the design for their product.
Registered designs are specific to a country. A registered design normally lasts for 25 years.
Trade Mark Search
It is imperative to conduct a trade mark search before filing for a trade mark in France and its overseas territories.
Advice on Strategy
Registering a French trade mark requires an overall strategy to ensure the highest possible chances of success. We will assist you with an overall trade mark registration strategy.
Advice on Classification
There are 45 classes into which a trade mark can fall. Assigning your French trade mark into the correct categories is crucial to avoid deficiencies in filing.
Once we have established a proper strategy and classification for your French trade mark, we will take care of all the complexities involved in filing your French trade mark’s application and keeping tabs on its progress!
How it Works
Check the product out in your shopping cart
Simply add the product you need to your shopping cart and then check it out to start your French trade mark registration process.
Answer some questions
We will send you some simple questions for you to fill in so that we can properly prepare for registering your trade mark. If needed, we’ll get in touch with you directly for more information.
Sit back and relax
Let us do the work to set up your French trade mark. We’ll get in touch with you any time there is something that needs to be addressed.
You might want to celebrate after the trade mark is approved. It’s a huge achievement. We’ll celebrate right along with you!
See What Our Customers Say
Trade mark in New Caledonia
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“Thanks so much to the Start My Business team for the great service provided during my French trade mark application.”
Here are some common questions about registering a trade mark in France.
How long is a French trade mark valid for?
Trade marks in France are valid for ten years from the date of filing.
What marks cannot be registered in France?
- Any marks against public order
- Immoral marks
- Geographical locations
- Flags of nations or states
- Indistinct marks
- – Common terms
This is not a comprehensive list. After signing up, we will assist you in determining if there might be potential problems with registering your mark in France.
What classification system is used in France?
In common with many other countries, France uses the Nice Classification system when determining the correct class for trade marks.
Do I need to use my mark before registering it in France?
No, this is not necessary.
What territories does registering a mark in France protect me in?
- French Guiana
- New Caledonia
- French Antarctic Territories
- French part of Saint-Martin
- Wallis and Futuna
- Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Please note that trade marks in France do not cover French Polynesia anymore.