How to register your business trademark or brand in France

By Valérie Aston on 8 December 2008 · Viewed 12788 times · Questions

In France it will cost you  200 euros for an online trademark registration with up to three categories and 250 euros for a paper registration.

A category refers to types of activities for which you wish to protect your trademark, for instance toys, clothes, musical instruments, cosmetics, etc. Extra categories will cost you an extra 40 euros each.

To protect your trademark, you can fill in the trademark online registration form on the INPI web site. If you're intending to register a patent, the INPI is also the place to go.

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About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.