The Benelux trademark authorities is a passive organisation. A trademark application is assessed on the basis of whether the trademark can function as a trademark, after which the trademark is published. If no opposition is filed, the trademark is registered.

It is important, therefore , that your trademark is monitored. If your trademark is not monitored, a similar or resembling trademark application will not be identified and will be registered.

As a result, your trademark has lost considerable value and you no longer have the exclusive right to your trademark. Trademark monitoring can take place worldwide, at international level or only at Benelux level. Please contact us for tailored advice and rates.