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Frequently Asked Question
Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

Periodic statements of use are not mandatory in this jurisdiction.

Is Croatia a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Croatia is a signatory of the Madrid Protocol and the Madrid Agreement.

How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period lasts for 3 months starting on the date the application was published and ending three months after that date.

Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. As owners of a registered mark, you secure the following rights: 

  • Exclusive rights to use and make profits from the mark
  • Rights to challenge conflicting applications filed at a later date
  • Rights to take an action to cancel conflicting registrations filed at a later date
  • Rights to make a legal appeal against third parties for infringing the mark
  • Rights to receive damages from third parties for infringing the mark
  • Rights to make an appeal to customs authorities to confiscate imported fake goods
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. The following are cancellation grounds: 

  • Conflicting registration (proprietary rights)
  • Descriptive mark
  • Functional mark
  • Generic mark
  • Geographical indication is included in the mark
  • Immoral mark or contrary to public policy
  • Non-distinctive mark
  • Misleading/disparaging/deceptive mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Personal name rights
  • Registered design rights
  • Violation of rights under Article 6bis, Article 6ter, and Article 8 of the Paris Convention
Who can oppose my trademark registration?

Owners of an earlier registered mark and licensees can challenge your registration.

What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

Applications to register a mark may be opposed on the grounds of: 

  • Rights to industrial property and registered designs
  • Rights to a personal name and/or personal portrayal
  • Breach of copyright
  • Proprietary rights
  • Rights of a well-known mark
  • Rights to trade names
Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

No. Actual use and/or intent to use are not mandatory for registration.

What is the website of the trademark national office?

The website of Croatia’s national trademark office is available at: www.dziv.hr

Does having a registered trademark in Croatia afford me any right?

The “first to file” rule applies in Croatia. It is mandatory to register a trademark in order to secure rights.

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