Trademarks - General Information

  • Filing System: Multi-Class Filing System.
  • Classification of goods / services: 8th Edition of Nice Classification.
  • Registrables: trademarks, quality marks (certification marks).
  • Member of Paris Convention: yes.
  • Claiming priority under Paris Convention: yes.
  • Filing international registration under Madrid Agreement: yes.
  • Filing international registration under Protocol to Madrid Agreement: yes.
  • Time from filing to registration: 12 months.
  • Protection (registration) duration: 7 years from filing date.
  • Examination type: formal examination.
  • Examination time: 4-6 months.
  • Publications: in the Official Gazette after acceptance.
  • Opposition period: 1 month.
  • Use: a registered mark may be subject for a cancellation action by any interested party if it has not been used for 5 consecutive years.
  • Renewal application can be made within: 1 month before expiry.
  • Renewal duration: 7 years.
  • Grace period to renew after expiration: 1 month with penalty.
  • Method of conducting the search: official search only.
  • Search for device: possible.
  • Claiming goodwill upon assignment: optional.
  • Time period of the license: can be decided by parties.