TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN CZECH REPUBLIC
IN 150 COUNTRIES
Trademark Application in Czech Republic
Registration of a trademark in Czech Republic is available to individuals and legal entities. How to Register a Trademark in Czech Republic? To obtain exclusive rights to a company name, you should fill out the form on our website online. Profitmark International Patent Bureau specializes in the registration of intellectual property and has official representatives in 120 countries. Using our service to register a trademark in Czech Republic you receive:
- Consulting support.
- Professional trademark verification in Czech Republic
- Preparation of a package of documents for obtaining registration.
- The official filing of the Application for registration with the patent office of the country.
- Accompanying your application with an accredited patent attorney.
- If necessary: filing petitions or other additional documents and applications in the process of registering a trademark.
- Obtaining a Certificate for a trademark.
Trademark Search in Czech Republic
The Czech Industrial Property Office (CIPO) carries out searches for trademarks in the national trademarks system and the ROMARIN database (it comprises all trademarks registered under the Madrid Agreement at WIPO in Geneva). Within this search CIPO uses the international classification of figurative elements (Vienna Agreement) and the international classification of goods and services (Nice Agreement).
Trademark registration process in Czech Republic
If you are a Czech citizen, you can file your trademark application directly at the Czech Industrial Property Office (CIPO). If not, you should do it via the authorised representative. The application must include:
- the trademark wording or a picture of the mark;
- the name and address of the applicant;
- the class(es) and list of goods;
- a signed power of attorney.
The CIPO first carries out a formal examination to ensure that the application contains all necessary information and that the fees have been paid.
Then CIPO carries out a substantive examination, trying to find any similar or identical trademarks in the National Trademarks Register, the International Trademarks Register and the Register of Community Trademarks.
If your trademark meets all the requirements, the mark is published in the Czech Industrial Property Bulletin. An opposition can be filed within three months of the date of publication.
If there`s no opposition, the CIPO records the trademark in the Trademarks Register and issues a registration certificate. This process takes approximately six months.
The trademark is valid for 10 years from the application date.
A request for renewal of trademarks in Czech Republic may be filed no earlier than 12 months before expiry of the registration and no later than the date of expiry. No documents are required in connection with renewal.
Cost of trademark registration in Czech Republic
Trademark registration fees in Czech Republic are as follows:
Application for an individual mark (up to 3 classes of goods/services): CZK 5.000
Application for an collective mark (up to 3 classes of goods/services): CZK 10.000
For each class of goods exceeding three classes: CZK 500.
In addition to the high competence of our experts, online interaction is one of the main advantages of our company service. Specially developed software allows us to accept the applications and process them in automatic mode. In countries where online patent filing is available, we use exactly this option. This allows assigning quickly priority to the applicant.
The user gets access to the personal account on the site, which will display complete information about the paperwork. You will be aware of any changes in the pendency of application status by sending a notification letter via the specified email.
Trademark registration in Czech Republic: requirements
The following documents must be submitted with a trademark application in the Czech Republic at the very least:
In the context of trademark registration in Czech Republic for foreigners, it is important to emphasize that cancellation based on non-use is permissible. If the trademark is not utilized for more than five years in a row after registration, it may occur.
Priority documents must be presented within three months of filing a trademark application, along with the necessary supporting documentation. The PTO may ask for the priority document's translation into Czech. Trademark registration in Czech Republic is also possible outside of Prague.
In the event that you, as an entrepreneur, develop your business, you can expand the validity of your TM to the territory of the Madrid Agreement. These are 98 states. To do this, you will need an international trademark application. The cost of services depends on the patent attorney and varies on how many classes and services you want to register with the Czech Patent Office. There are three different ways to register a trademark in the Czech Republic:
- National procedure;
- Regional procedure - an application for registration of a single trademark in the EU.
- International procedure.
In most cases, when registering TM, entrepreneurs use the national procedure, so it is necessary to consider such a procedure in more detail. Any entrepreneur has the right to apply to the Industrial Property Office (IPO) for registration of trademark. In this Office, the examination of TM is carried out in two main stages:
- Formal verification at the request of the entrepreneur on compliance with all norms of the current legislation.
- Full trademark check.
All necessary documentation is attached to the application and the registration process itself is paid.
If you decide to register a trademark in Czech Republic - just file an online application!