Overview of Sweden Trademark Registration Service

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Sweden Trademark Registration

A La Carte Trademark Registration Package $999 USD + govt fee

(7081.59 SEK)
  • In the A La Carte Package, it includes limited pre-filing review without conflicting mark search of your trademark. A central project manager at LegalForce will be assigned especially for you who will answer your questions and coordinate with you each step of the way. An international attorney who is specialized in trademark law in Sweden will coordinate with foreign counsel. You will pay as you go, meaning that whenever there is an action in your trademark application, you will be given an estimate for response, and we will collect funds prior to taking your mark to the next stage next stage. Because the trademark filing process is highly variable, this modular approach allows you to budget as your business and brands develops over time.
  • 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

Sweden was a formidable military power during the 17th century but has not participated in any war in almost two centuries. Sweden remained armed but neutral in both World Wars. Sweden's longsuccessful economic formula of a capitalist system tempered by significant welfare characteristics was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 by the global economic downturn. However, fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to endure such economic challenges. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

Who May Apply?

An application may be filed by any person or legal entity. The first applicant to file is entitled to registration and exclusive use of a mark. A prior user may, however, contest the registration within a period of five years from the date thereof.

What Can Be Registered?

A trademark may be registered only if it is able to distinguish the goods of the proprietor of the mark from those of others. This also applies to services where applicable. Distinctive getup (distinguishing guise or trade dress) of goods or packaging may also be registered. The personal name of the applicant may also be registered.

What Cannot Be Registered?

The following are not registrable: (1) marks that solely or with a small alteration or addition indicate the nature of the goods, their composition, quantity, use, price, or geographical place of origin or the date of their production; (2) a mark that includes the unauthorized use of a national or international coat of arms, flag, or emblem; a municipal coat of arms, a national certification, or guaranty marking or other marking that by reference is intended to impart an official character to a mark or other marking that may not be used as a trademark by unauthorized persons; or any other marking that may be confused with the foregoing; (3) a mark construed to be deceptive to the general public; (4) a mark that is otherwise contrary to law and order or is intended to be offensive; (5) a mark that includes matter conceived to be interpreted as the trade name of another, or another person's name or portrait, provided it does not obviously refer to a person long since deceased; (6) a mark that includes matter intended to give the impression of being the title of the literary or artistic work of another person or that infringes a copyright; (7) a mark likely to cause confusion with the name of another person or firm, with another's trademark registered as a result of an earlier application, or with the distinguishing marking of another that had acquired a reputation by use at the time the application for registration was filed; (8) a mark likely to cause confusion with a distinguishing marking that at the time of the application for registration was being used by another person, and the application was filed with knowledge of this fact and the applicant had not used his mark before the commencement of use of the other marking; (9) a mark that consists solely of matter that gives the impression of being the name of a person or firm. Registration may take place notwithstanding the provisions set out under (5) through (8) if the person whose rights are in question gives his consent and there are no other obstacles. The exclusive rights obtained by the registration of a trademark do not include the parts of the mark that are not registrable per se. These parts can be disclaimed in the registration.

Rights

Any person engaged in commerce is entitled to use his name or that of his firm as a distinguishing mark for his goods, provided that it is not likely to cause confusion with a protected distinguishing mark of others. He may also obtain protection in accordance with this Act against the use of his name or firm as such a mark by other unauthorized persons.

Filing Requirements

Application must be in writing and must include: (a) Name of applicant; (b) Mailing address of applicant; (c) Name and address of agent if applicable; (d) Trademark applied for; (e) Designated goods and services. Foreign registrants must have an agent in Sweden. No power of attorney is necessary.

Evaluation & Review

Application for the registration of a trademark must be filed at the Swedish Patent and Registration Office. Each application is examined as to the formality of the documents, the registrability of the mark, and the existence of prior conflicting marks, company names, and family names.

Duration

Registration is effective for 10 years from the date of registration and is renewable for 10 years from the expiration of the preceding registration upon application made at the earliest one year before and at the latest six months (with fine) after the expiration of the registration period.

Use

Use of the mark on goods sold in Sweden or on their wrappings or containers is acceptable, as is use in leaflets accompanying the goods or shown separately at trade fairs to solicit orders. Use for advertising in domestic publications, or in domestic or foreign broadcasts received in Sweden, is also acceptable. Use of a mark for specific goods in one class supports a registration covering similar goods even if in other classes. Use of word marks in special alphabets (Cyrilic, Greek, Arabic, Chinese, etc.) does not support a registration of the equivalent word in Latin lettem No Declaration of Use needs to be filed with the Trademark Office.

Domain Names

The country code for Sweden is .se. Sweden has no specific legislation concerning domain names. The domain name administration system does not have any connection to the State or any other governmental authority. The I1 Foundation (the Foundation for Internet Infrastructure) is a foundation that has been assigned responsibility for .se by ICANN. The Swedish division of the Internet Society, ISOC-SE, established the Foundation in the fall of 1997. The Foundation owns a private, not-for-profit subsidiary, NIC-SE, which runs and coordinates these country code. The I1 Foundation has given NDR the task of maintaining and developing the regulations that govern registration of domain names that include these country code. NIC-SE is not subject to any specific judicial or independent review. However, the generally applicable principles of law that apply in Sweden also apply to the registration of domain names that include these country code.

Enforcement

Sweden has implemented EC Council Regulation 138312003 of July 22, 2003, concerning customs actions directed at goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights. Trademark owners may therefore avail themselves of the measures it provides for where goods are found to have infringed such rights.