Overview of Slovak Republic Trademark Registration Service

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Slovak Republic Trademark Registration

Standard Package of Trademark Services $1199 USD + govt fee

(1148.20 EURO)
  • In the Standard Package, Filing a trademark application is easy and painless. You will be guided through a simple workflow to fill out the information needed to publish your trademark on Trademarkia or file your trademark with the government. If you select the government option, a licensed trademark attorney will represent you in the filing your trademark after performing a conflict check.
  • Go through a simple workflow

    All information provided will be kept in absolute confidentiality. Centralized, secure access for your brand trademarks.

  • Select which of the 170+ countries you wish to register

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  • LegalForce does the rest. All processes will be performed in a timely manner

    Your trademark application will be filed correctly. You will be informed periodically about the process.

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It's easy and the protection lasts indefinitely in most countries

Trademarks are names, logos, or short slogans that help distinguish a good or service from other goods and services in a particular geographic area. Once a trademark is issued by a government agency, the protection lasts indefinitely in most countries – so long as you use your mark in commerce. Filing for Trademark Protection through LegalForce Trademarkia is easy! See why LegalForce Service is superior to other options >>

Automated reminders keeps you up to date

Trademarkia can also automatically provide you with reminders and keep you up to date of your status after you file your trademark application. Trademarkia's automated reminders help you so that you don’t have to deal with government bureaucracy or forget important dates.

Background

The Slovak economy is considered an advanced economy, with the country dubbed the "Tatra Tiger". Slovakia transformed from a centrally planned economy to a market-driven economy. Major privatizations are nearly complete, the banking sector is almost completely in private hands, and foreign investment has risen. Slovakia has recently been characterized by sustained high economic growth. In 2006, Slovakia achieved the highest growth of GDP (8.9%) among the members of the OECD. The annual GDP growth in 2007 is estimated at 10.4% with a record level of 14.3% reached in the fourth quarter. According to Eurostat data, Slovak PPS GDP per capita stood at 72 percent of the EU average in 2008.

Who May Apply?

Any natural or legal person trading in the goods or providing the services in respect of which the mark is to be registered may apply.

What Can Be Registered?

Trademarks may be individual or collective. An individual mark serves to mark goods or services of a legal or natural person in whose name the trademark has been registered. For collective marks.

What Cannot Be Registered?

The following are excluded from registration: (a) a mark not capable of being represented graphically; (b) a mark not capable of distinguishing goods or services; (c) a mark which consists exclusively of signs or indications which are used in trade to designate kind, quality, quantity, purpose and value of goods and services, geographical origin, or time of production or rendering a service; (d) a mark which consists of signs or indications which are used in the current language or used bona fide in established practices of the trade; (el a mark which consists exclusively of the shape of the goods resulting from their nature or necessary for obtaining the technical result or giving substantial utility value to the goods; (0 a mark contrary to public order or morality; (g) a mark likely to deceive the public, especially as to the nature, quality, or geographical origin of goods or services; (h) a mark which would be contrary to the obligations of the Slovak Republic arising from international agreements; (i) a mark containing the denomination of a high symbolic value, namely religious symbols; and (j) a denomination applied for wines or spirits containing geographical indication, with respect to wines and spirits not having that geographical origin.

Rights

The proprietor of a trademark cannot forbid third parties the use of a mark on goods that were put on a market by the trademark owner or with his consent. This is not valid in cases where, after putting the goods on the market, the quality of goods is changed or impaired without the fault of the trademark owner.

Filing Requirements

To file an application, the following is required: (1) power of attorney signed by the applicant, without legalization; (2) one copy of the mark (note: attorneys usually require three copies of marks other than word marks); and (3) a list of goods or services pursuant to the International Classification of Goods and Services. The trademark application must contain: - - (1) a request for registration of a trademark in the register; (2) the name and surname or the company name or trade name of the applicant, permanent address and place of business if the applicant is a natural person, or a seat if the applicant is a legal person; (3) wording or illustration of the mark-in case of a threedimensional mark, its two-dimensional illustration; and (4) a specification of goods or services for which the trademark is to be registered. The application shall concern only one mark. The application may be filed by any natural or legal person for goods or services, which are the subject matter of his trade at the date of filing the application. Persons having no permanent domicile or seat on the territory of the Slovak Republic shall, subject to reciprocity, have the same rights and duties as the Slovak applicants or proprietors of trademarks. Persons having no permanent domicile or seat on the territory of the Slovak Republic must be represented in proceedings concerning the trademarks by an attorney at law, commercial lawyer, or patent attorney. Convention: Priority must be claimed on filing the application. The applicant must state in his application the date of the filing on which he bases his priority right and the country in which the earlier application has been filed. These must be confirmed within three months by means of a document certified by the office responsible for registration. Multiple priorities are not allowed.

Evaluation & Review

The registration of a trademark begins by filing an application with the Industrial Property Office. If the mark does not meet the conditions for registration stipulated by this Act, the Office shall reject the application. If the application meets all requirements, the Office shall publish it in the Journal of the Industrial Property Office.

Duration

N/A

Use

The rights to use the trademark may be granted in a license agreement for all or only some of the goods or services for which it was registered. The licensee may only be a legal or natural person whose business activity involves goods and. services for which the mark is registered. The license agreement shall be effective in respect to third persons by the registration in the Trademark Register. The proprietor of the trademark must request registration with the Trademark Office for the license to be effective. Documents required for registration: (1) application, including the registration number, a representation of the mark, and the name and address of the licensor and licensee; (2) original copy of the certificate of registration, or a duplicate; (3) certified document confirming the purpose of the activities of the licensee; and (4) certified licensing contract, including the name and address of the licensee and licensor, registration number, representation of mark, scope of rights afforded in the mark, conditions on which such rights are afforded, obligation of licensee to maintain quality, right of the licensor to make sure that such quality is maintained, term of validity, and conditions for expiration of the validity of the licensing contract.

Domain Names

No provision

Enforcement

No provision.