Trademark Registration in The Netherlands (Benelux) can be obtained in 3 different ways:
1. Through a trademark registration for the Benelux, only valid for Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and not for other countries.
2. Through an international registration (WIPO) with designation for the Benelux and the possibility to also designate other countries that take part in the Madrid Protocol.
3. Through a Community Trademark Registration, which has validity for all 28 countries of the European Community including all Benelux countries.
Countries included in a Community Trademark Registration are Austria, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.