The goods and services to which trademark protection extends are organized into classes. The trademark classification determines the claimed areas (classes) of the goods or services for which a trademark can be protected.

The official fees (which have to be paid to the Trademark Office after the application has been filed) of an application depend on the number of classes filed and amount to:

At the DPMA for the application of a German trademark:

  • 290.00 € for the DPMA standard application fee with up to three classes
  • for each additional class 100,00 € office fee

At EUIPO (EU Trademark Office) for the application of an EU trademark:

  • standard application fee with one class: 850 €
  • second class 50 € additional office fee
  • each additional class 150 € additional office fee