French Trademark Fees

French Trademark Fees
- Clear & Fixed -

Trademark application in 1 class in France
- EUR 190 -

This is the official French trademark fee  and it can be a word or device mark, depending on your choice.

We never charge extra for the registration of the trademark.

French trademark registration in 2 classes
- EUR 230 -

This is the official INPI fee and it does not include our fee.

Our fees include all expenses. After all, it is important that there are no hidden fees;

 

French trademark application in 3 classes
- EUR 270 -

Similarly, these French trademark lstatutory fees include all foreseeable costs of the application process, except our fee.

We never charge for receipt and forwarding of the Certificate of Registration.

INPI trademark registration in 4 classes
- EUR 310 -

For our French trademark registration fee we will assist you for a smooth trademark application process at the INPI.The above fee is solely the official fee.

Trademark application in France in 5 classes
- EUR 350 -

Like in all other cases, these French trademark registration fees include publication of the mark, so there are no extra fees in the end

French trademark registration in 6 classes
- EUR 390 -

We will help you with the application at INPI (Institut national de la propriété industrielle – National Industrial Property Instiute), send us your ideas today!

French basic trademark search
- FREE -

This means a trademark identity and basic similarity search in the EU, FR and international trademark databases.

Extended trademark search
- ask for quote -

This applies for any word or logo or semi-figurative device with a word element, and takes into account all aspects. 

Taking over representation
- ask for quote -

Available during or after application of the trademark at the INPI

This is normally arranged via the INPI website. Required if you need a representative

Renewal of a French trademark in one class
- EUR 290 -

Renewal of a French trademark registration for a period of 10 years. This includes all the official fees.

As a result, this is the total cost of the renewal, except our fee.

Renewal in any additional classes
- EUR 40 -

This is the total official fee of the renewal of a trademark in France in any extra classes after one. Please contact us for our fees.

Other French Official Fees
- Trademark Services -

Urgency fee
- EUR 52 -

Applicable official urgency fee for any change of name, change of address and recordal of assignments requests. The request is then handled within a few days instead of the standard of three weeks.

Ordering Certificate
- EUR 15 -

This is only the INPI fee, please contact us for our fee. We have an agreement with INPI to receive all correspondence in our Berlin office. This is a smooth process.

FAQ

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?

To file a trademark application in France we do not need a Power of Attorney. However, we need the full name, address, postal code of the client. We also need the mark and your products / services.

HOW MANY PRODUCTS DO I NEED?

It is really not about the number of goods, but to have a an optmial coverage. Above all, the classes must be covered that you intend to use in the next years for sure. It is also adviseable to take a step back and think in categories, not in concrete products.

WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST PITFALLS FOR French trademarkS ?

The biggest pitfall of them all is lack of individual character. For instance, if the trademark is descriptive, it will not function as a brand properly and will be refused by the INPI. In other words, if you seek a French trademark registration you have to come up with something new. On the other side, the second biggest pitfall is a conflicting earlier mark. Later, this could lead to the cancellation of the trademark. However, this risk can be minimized by trademark and market search.

HOW LONG IS A FRENCH TRADEMARK PROTECTED?

The protection lasts ten years and can be renewed without a time limit. We would be avalilable to assist you in the renewal of your trademark . If you want to renew a French trademark, please consult us in due course. This can be years ahead. 

Be noted however that it only makes sense to renew a trademark if there is a commercial purpose or at least a chance for it. The renewal process is not complicvated, however, professional attention must be paid to the deadlines and formalities.

ARE THE ABOVE FEES FOR FRENCH trademarkS TAXED?

Of course. The prices are exclude VAT. However, official fees of the INPI have zero VAT anyways. Additionally, there is no VAT if you come from outside of the EU. For EU clients we can normally use reverse charge VAT. In conclusion our invoices normally do not include VAT. We check the usage of reverse charge mechanism each time well in advance. Consequently, our electronic invoices contain the right amount of VAT which is zero % in most of the cases. However, please note that official fees are not paid back by the INPI in any case. This is the standard case with all patent offices around the world.

ARE THESE trademark FEES FAIR and low?

As far as we know, our prices for French trademarks are farily low. Most importantly, your case will be handled by an attorney which is a bit different. In other words, you will get a premium service. Moreover, the cost of a French trademark is much lower than the cost of a European trademark (EU TM). Hence, if you have business in France, e.g. if you need an amazon brand registry, then a French trademark registration is ideal. On the other side, if you have business in several EU countries, you should consider an EU trademark.

 

WHY CHOOSE A TRADEMARK PROFESSIONAL FROM BERLIN AND NOT FROM PARIS?

Our international approach and premium care for our customers sets us apart. Therefore we believe that we can provide you with first class services. The legal and organizatory backgrounds are all there: recognized licenses by INPI, mail connection to INPI, francophone personell. Having said that, we also emphasize that this is the time to think of the EU as a border free economic area.

 

HOW TO ASSIGN MY FRENCH TRADEMARK?

The total transfer of a trademark in France is registered by the INPI. The INPI charges a small fee per recordal and we charge our service fee to take care of the legal documents to be filed. The process is not as simple as with the EUIPO, therefore please contact us in due course.

 

 

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