How fast can you get a trademark in Central & Eastern Europe?

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When deciding to register a trademark, it is important to remember that the registration does not occur instantaneously. Since a registered trademark grants the holder an exclusive right to use it for the listed goods and/or services, providing the respective trademark office a certain amount of time to check the trademark is understandable.

Oftentimes, the duration of a trademark registration procedure depends on particularities, which may lead to procedural incidents (e.g. non-fulfilment of the conditions for the attribution of the deposit date, issuance of provisional refusal, filing of opposition, filing of contestation, etc.). In this context, the below Overview Table provides information about the minimum duration of the trademark registration procedure as well as the least amount of Trademark Office's fees payable for the purpose of registration of a trademark in a particular country from the Central and Eastern Europe region.

While analysing the information indicated in the table, please take into consideration that:

(a)        the figures (durations and amounts of fees) do not account for the existence of procedural incidents;

(b)        the indicated amounts of fees are to be regarded as basic fees for the respective jurisdiction (i.e. in a minimum number of
            classes and/or in basic colours and/or of a basic type (e.g. verbal)); and

(c)        the indicated procedure durations are based either on the terms (deadlines) expressly provided in the respective applicable
            legislation and/or on the practical experience of Schoenherr lawyers.

Jurisdiction

Regular Procedure

Expedited Procedure

Minimum duration of procedure

Least amount of Trademark Office's fees

Minimum duration of procedure

Least amount of Trademark Office's fees

Austria

5 months

EUR 300

4 months

EUR 280

Bulgaria

9 months

EUR 300

N/A

N/A

Czech Republic

5 months

CZK 5,000 (approx. EUR 194)

N/A

N/A

Croatia

6 months

HRK 2,250 (approx. EUR 300)

N/A

N/A

EU Trademark

6 months

EUR 850

5 months

EUR 850

Hungary

4 months

HUF 60,000 (approx. EUR 195)

3 months

HUF 120,000 (approx. EUR 390)

Moldova

up to 12 months

EUR 490

N/A

N/A

Poland

12 months

PLN 940 (approx. EUR 230)

N/A

N/A

Romania

8 months

EUR 200

N/A

N/A

Serbia

4 months

EUR 405

10 business days

EUR 475

Slovakia

3 months

EUR 166

N/A

N/A

Slovenia

5 months

250 EUR

N/A

N/A

Ukraine

15 months

UAH 6,600 (approx. EUR 250)

7 months

UAH 9,820 (approx. EUR 373)

More information about the minimum duration of the trademark registration procedure as well as the least amount of Trademark Office's fees payable for the purpose of registering a trademark in the jurisdictions indicated in the above Overview Table can be found here. 

Austria - Gudrun Irsa-Klingspiegl, Michael Woller

Bulgaria – Galina Petkova

Czech Republic – Eva Bajakova

Croatia – Dina Vlahov Buhin

EU Trademark - Gudrun Irsa-Klingspiegl, Michael Woller

Hungary – Mark Kovacs

Poland - Paulina Klimek-Woźniak

Romania – Eduard Pavel

Serbia – Vanja Lukic

Slovakia – Michal Lučivjanský, Denisa Uzakova

Slovenia – Ursa Kranjc

Ukraine – Tatiana Iurkovska

Moldova – Andrian Guzun

Gudrun Irsa-Klingspiegl

Head of Trademark…

T: +43 1 534 37 50204
g.irsa-klingspiegl@schoenherr.eu

Michael Woller

Partner

T: +43 1 534 37 50308
m.woller@schoenherr.eu

Linkedin

Galina Petkova

Attorney at Law

T: +359 2 93310 83
g.petkova@schoenherr.eu

Dina Vlahov Buhin*

Attorney at Law Vlahov Buhin i Šourek d.o.o. in coop. with Schoenherr

T: +385 1 4852 521

Linkedin

Márk Kovács

Associate

T: +36 1 8700 704
m.kovacs@schoenherr.eu

Linkedin

Andrian Guzun

Associate

T: +373 22 240 300
a.guzun@schoenherr.eu

Sorin Eduard Pavel

Attorney at Law

T: +40 21 319 67 90
e.pavel@schoenherr.eu

Linkedin

Sebastian Lukic

Associate

T: +43 1 534 37 50758
s.lukic@schoenherr.eu

Michal Lučivjanský

Attorney at Law

T: +421 2 571 007 37
m.lucivjansky@schoenherr.eu

Denisa Užáková

Associate

T: +421 2 571 007 32
d.uzakova@schoenherr.eu

Urša Picelj

Associate

T: +386 1 200 09 64
u.picelj@schoenherr.eu

Linkedin