A Community trademark offers protection in all (currently 27) countries of the European Union. This type of trademark has both advantages as well as disadvantages.
One advantage of the Community trademark is that you can obtain protection in a large area for a (relatively) small fee. This can also be a disadvantage at the same time. The rule for a Community trademark is 'all or nothing', and protection in an area where you do not operate can entail risks – not only during the registration phase, but also when maintaining and enforcing the rights. Community trademarks are registered by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante, Spain. For this registration you need a trademark agent within the European Union or the European Economic Area (EEA) countries.