How do I register my trademark?

You can file your trademark by filling in a form and paying the necessary fees. The easiest way to do this is online using the download application. This application will guide you through the application form and help you fill it out correctly.

You can print out explanatory notes. You can fill in the paper form with the necessary details and send it to, or by post or fax. In that case you will receive a confirmation of receipt within a few days.

We advise you to use the online filing facility wherever possible. This is a much faster method and it prevents misunderstandings. Moreover, because your details are received electronically, no errors can be made when entering the data into our system.

A summary of the statutory fees can be found here. 

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Steven de Lira (EN)

If you are a professionally active company with ambition, trademark registration is a must. Brand names are your company's capital. A unique brand name adds to your company's quality image and adds value. It's not something you want to have any trouble with, and it far outweighs the costs.'

Steven de Lira came to the Netherlands in 1994 from Curaçao to study industrial engineering and management. After graduating, he set up Opensa, a firm specialising in organisational consultancy and SilkBricks, a software company that makes tools designed to accelerate innovation processes within businesses.