The European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) regime (formerly known as the Community Trade Mark or CTM regime) offers a unified system of protection throughout the European Union (EU) with the filing of a single application. If successful, this one application results in a single EUTM registration for blanket protection in all 28 member states of the EU- Austria, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Laos, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
- It is not possible to select countries in the EU which you wish to designate but it is useful in providing blanket coverage across all the EU member states.
- An EUTM is not a defence against infringement as prior rights may exist in individual member states.
 The main disadvantage of an EUTM registration is that EUTM applications are not assessed against prior rights which may exist in individual member states. An EUTM can thus be defeated by any prior rights in any member state. In short, an EUTM could be more vulnerable to challenge and could encounter a greater risk of opposition. Once an EUTM is defeated, you will lose rights in all member states (save for the possibility of national transformation in some circumstances). It is therefore an "all or nothing" bundle of rights.