A trade mark that is registered for the whole of the European Union. It can be obtained by application to national trade mark offices or the Community Trade Mark Office at Alicante, Spain. The European Commission adopted the Regulation for the Community Trade Mark, Regulation 40/94, on 20 December 1993; UK legislation was included in the Trade Marks Act 1994. Marks are registered for a period of ten years and may be renewed on payment of fees.
http://oami.europa.eu/ows/rw/pages/index.en.do Information on the Community Trade Mark from the website of the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market: includes case law