Trademarks
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What is trade mark?
A trade mark may consist of any signs, in particular words, including personal names, or designs, letters, numerals, colours, the shape of goods or of the packaging of goods, or sounds. The purpose of a trade mark is to distinguish the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.

How long is a trade mark valid for?
Trade mark registration is valid for 10 years after filing of application. The Office prolongs validity of trade mark registration for further ten years upon request of trade mark owner (filed not earlier than one year before expiration of term of registration and not later than 6 months after expiring of term of registraion). Owner of trade mark has exclusive right to use the trade mark with respect to goods or services for which it is registered.

How to get a trade mark?
A trademark in Slovakia can be obtained by filing a trademark application at the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic. Abroad, it can be obtained by filing an application at the office in the selected country, an EU trademark application at EUIPO or an international trademark application at WIPO.

How to protect a trademark in Slovakia?

Objections to registration of a mark

Services

Our services mainly include:

      • advice and consultation
      • searches
      • filing applications for a trade mark
      • representation in proceedings before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic and foreign offices
      • renewals
      • protection of the rights of the owner
      • registration of changes in the register
      • dispute agenda and other...

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