Register a trademark in Czech Republic
Register a Trademark in Czech RepublicUpdated on Monday 15th May 2017
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A trademark can be registered in Czech Republic following a request initiated by the natural person or legal entity interested in performing this procedure. The application will be registered with the Industrial Property Office and our team of lawyers in Czech Republic can offer legal assistance on the documents that must be completed in this sense. A trademark in Czech Republic designates a wide set of graphic representations created to offer visual identity for various products or services.
What is a trademark in Czech Republic?
According to the regulations prescribed by the Industrial Property Office, a trademark designates any graphical representation referring to words, letters, numbers, colors, drawings used by natural persons or legal entities to protect the identity of a product or a service on the local market.
In order to register a trademark, the respective sign should respect a set of criteria, including aspects referring to its originality (a sign that is identical with another local visual representation can’t be registered with the Industrial Property Office).
Through the registration, the owner of the trademark will ensure that no other entity will be able to use the respective sign. It is also necessary to know that after the trademark is registered, the owner will ensure the protection of the sign for a period of 10 years, with the possibility to renew its validity, once the prior period is completed. Our team of Czech lawyers can offer legal advice in this sense.
Filing requirements for trademarks in Czech Republic
In order to register a trademark in Czech Republic, the applicant will need to provide the following documents:
• a signed application requesting the registration of the trademark;
• the list of goods/services related to the respective trademark;
• the representation of the trademark;
• the application fee, which can be paid in a period of one month since the application was made.
It is important to know that the owners can also request a cancellation of the registration, in the case the trademark is not used. However, this can be performed only if the owner can prove that the trademark hasn’t been used for minimum five years since its registration (on a continuous basis).
Persons interested in trademark regulations in this country are advised to contact our law firm in Czech Republic for more details on this matter.