Trademarks - General Information

  • Filing System: Multi-Class Filing System.
  • Classification of goods/services: The International Classification of goods is adopted.
  • Registrables: trademarks, 3D marks, quality marks (certification marks).
  • Member of Paris Convention: yes.
  • Claiming priority under Paris Convention: yes.
  • Time from filing to registration: 18 months.
  • Protection (registration) duration: 10 years from filing date.
  • Examination type: formal and substantive examination.
  • Opposition period: no opposition system.
  • Time limit to pay publication fees after acceptance: no time restriction.
  • Time limit to pay registration fees after the end of the opposition period: no time restriction.
  • Use: a registered mark may be subject for a cancellation action by any interested party if it has not been used for 3 consecutive years.
  • Renewal application can be made within: 12 months before expiry.
  • Renewal duration: 10 years.
  • Grace period to renew after expiration: 6 months with penalty.
  • Method of conducting the search: official search only.
  • Search for a device: possible.
  • Time required to complete the search: 3 days.
  • Claiming goodwill upon assignment: optional.
  • Time period of the license: can be decided by parties.