Article 2

1. The application for an EU trade mark shall contain:

(a) a request for registration of the trade mark as an EU trade mark;
(b) the name and address of the applicant and the State in which that applicant is domiciled or has a seat or an establishment. Names of natural persons shall be indicated by the person's family name(s) and given name(s). Names of legal entities, as well as bodies falling under Article 3 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, shall be indicated by their official designation and include the legal form of the entity, which may be abbreviated in a customary manner. The company's national identification number may also be specified if available. The Office may require the applicant to provide telephone numbers or other contact details for communication by electronic means as defined by the Executive Director. Only one address shall, in principle, be indicated for each applicant. Where several addresses are indicated, only the address mentioned first shall be taken into account, except where the applicant designates one of the addresses as an address for service. Where an identification number has already been given by the Office, it shall be sufficient for the applicant to indicate that number and the name of the applicant;
(c) a list of the goods or services for which the trade mark is to be registered, in accordance with Article 33(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001. That list may be selected, in whole or in part, from a database of acceptable terms made available by the Office;
(d) a representation of the trade mark in accordance with Article 3 of this Regulation;
(e) where the applicant has appointed a representative, the name and business address of that representative or the identification number in accordance with point (b); where the representative has more than one business address or where there are two or more representatives with different business addresses, only the first-mentioned address shall be taken into account as an address for service unless the application indicates which address is to be used as an address for service;
(f) where the priority of a previous application is claimed pursuant to Article 35 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, a declaration to that effect, stating the date on which and the country in or for which the previous application was filed;
(g) where exhibition priority is claimed pursuant to Article 38 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, a declaration to that effect, stating the name of the exhibition and the date of the first display of the goods or services;
(h) where the seniority of one or more earlier trade marks, registered in a Member State, including a trade mark registered in the Benelux countries or registered under international arrangements having effect in a Member State, as referred to in Article 39(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, is claimed together with the application, a declaration to that effect, stating the Member State or Member States in or for which the earlier trade mark is registered, the date from which the relevant registration was effective, the number of the relevant registration, and the goods or services for which the trade mark is registered. Such declaration may also be made within the period referred to in Article 39(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001;
(i) where applicable, a statement that the application is for registration of an EU collective mark pursuant to Article 74 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 or for registration of an EU certification mark pursuant to Article 83 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001;
(j) specification of the language in which the application has been filed, and of the second language pursuant to Article 146(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001;
(k) the signature of the applicant or the applicant's representative in accordance with Article 63(1) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/625 (9);
(l) where applicable, the request of a search report referred to in Article 43(1) or (2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001.

2. The application may include a claim that the sign has acquired distinctive character through use within the meaning of Article 7(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001, as well as an indication of whether this claim is meant as a principal or subsidiary one. Such claim may also be made within the period referred to in Article 42(2), second sentence, of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001.

3. The application for an EU collective mark or an EU certification mark may include the regulations governing its use. Where such regulations are not included with the application, they shall be submitted within the period referred to in Article 75(1) and Article 84(1) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001.

4. If there is more than one applicant, the application may contain the appointment of one applicant or representative as common representative.



(9)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/625 of 5 March 2018 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union trade mark and repealing Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1430 (OJ L 104, 24.4.2018, p. 1).