Collective Trademark

A collective trademark is a specific kind of trademark, described as such when the mark is applied for, that indicates that the goods or services protected by that mark originate from members of an association, rather than from just one trader. Collective does not mean that the mark belongs to several persons nor that it designates/covers more than one country.

Collective marks may be used together with the individual mark of the producer of a given good or of the service provider. This allows members of an association to differentiate their own products and/or services from those of competitors.