Trademarks

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?
Ochrannú známku na Slovensku možno získať podaním prihlášky ochrannej známky na Úrad priemyselného vlastníctva SR (ÚPV SR). V zahraničí zase možno získať podaním prihlášky na úrade v danej krajine, prihlášky ochrannej známky EÚ na EUIPO alebo prihlášky medzinárodnej ochrannej známky na WIPO.

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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