|A Community Trade Mark (CTM) is any trademark which is pending registration or has been registered
in the European Union as a whole (rather than on a national level within
The CTM system creates a unified trademark registration system in Europe,
whereby one registration provides protection in all member states of the EU.
The CTM system is unitary in character. Although an objection against a
CTM application in any member state can defeat the entire application, a CTM
registration is enforceable in all member states.
The CTM system is administered by the Office for
Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM), which
is located in Alicante, Spain (see also trade mark law of the European