21, November 2022
How much trademark protection costs
A trademark protection application entails a cost, which varies depending on the market and the number of trademark classes. Here you will find information about what fees you can take into account when registering a trademark in Sweden, the EU, and internationally.
Trademark protection is important to secure all rights to your own unique trademark. The easiest way to protect your trademark is to register it in the market or markets you operate in, or intend to operate in, during the next few years. Registration involves some costs but is an investment well worth making.
How high the cost of your trademark application will be depends on which markets you want to protect your trademark in and how many trademark classes you want included. Below you can see examples of the fees that apply for registration both inside and outside Sweden.
The cost of trademark protection in Sweden
You apply for Swedish trademark protection at the Swedish Intellectual Property Office, PRV, via their e-service or by emailing or posting in your application. The cheapest option is to apply via the e-service.
Fees for the e-service
Basic fee for protection in one class: SEK 2 000
Fee for each additional class: SEK 1 000
Fees for email/post
Basic fee for protection in one class: SEK 2 700
Fee for each additional class: SEK 1 000
The total cost of registering a trademark in Sweden is usually somewhere between SEK 2,000-6,000.
The cost of trademark protection in the EU
Trademark protection in the EU is managed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, EUIPO. You can apply for protection throughout the whole of the EU, or alternatively in selected countries. The easiest way to apply for protection in a single EU country is directly with that country's intellectual property office.
Fees for EUIPO - protection within the EU
Basic fee for protection in one class: EUR 850
Two classes: EUR 50
Three or more classes: EUR 150 for each additional class
The cost of international trademark protection
If you want to protect your trademark outside of the EU, you apply for registration via WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization. In total, there are about a hundred countries and intergovernmental organizations to choose from, including the USA and China as well as the EU and BeNeLux. Below you can see cost examples for the US, EU, China, and European countries that aren’t EU members.
Fees for the EU, Norway, and Switzerland
Basic fee for protection in one class: SEK 20 500
Five classes: SEK 28 000
Fees for the EU and USA
Basic fee for protection in one class: SEK 18 000
Five classes: SEK 36 500
Fees for the EU, China, and USA
Basic fee for protection in one class: SEK 20 000
Five classes: SEK 43 000
Ports Group's services for trademark protection – from application to active monitoring
With expertise in brand protection, we at Ports Group can offer a full range of affordable and world-class trademark protection services – including preliminary investigation and strategic planning of adequate protection. Both in Sweden and abroad. For example, if you are going to apply for trademark protection in another country, we can assist with local representatives who ensure that all requirements and rules, which can often be very complicated, are met and that your mark receives the protection you want.
With us, you gain expertise that not only covers the Swedish market but extends around the world.
In our services portfolio for trademark protection you will find:
- Preliminary investigation
Analysis of the potential exclusivity of your trademark.
- Trademark application
Complete assistance when applying for trademark protection, including preparation and strategic planning with classification.
- Trademark monitoring
Monitoring of your trademark after registration. With the aim to detect threats and prevent infringement.
- Trademark renewal
Help with trademark renewal every 10 years.
- Trademark infringement
Legal assistance in the event of trademark infringement – such as dispute resolution, takedowns, warning letters, and dealing with objections.
We believe that all companies, both large and small, should have access to strong and robust trademark protection. So we keep our prices competitive, making the above services accessible to more companies.
You are most welcome to contact us for more information.
FAQ about the cost of trademark protection
How much does it cost to register a trademark internationally?
Trademark protection throughout the EU costs EUR 850 for one class. For international protection outside the EU, the cost varies depending on the country and the number of trademark classes you want included.
How much does trademark protection cost?
The cost of trademark protection varies depending on where you want to protect your trademark and how many classes you want to include. The cost of Swedish trademark protection starts at SEK 2,000.
How much does it cost to register a trademark in Sweden?
The basic fee for registration in one trademark class is SEK 2,000, if you apply via PRV's e-service. Protection in two classes or more costs an additional SEK 1,000 for each class.
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