Montenegro Trademark Search & Registration

Trademark Search in Montenegro

Search your trademark within Montenegrin Trademark Office. Search by Trademark Name, Number or Applicant

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Frequently Asked Questions
Does having a registered trademark in Montenegro give me any right?

Registration is necessary to obtain rights to a trademark. The "first to file" rule is effective in Montenegro.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The national office is accessible online at the following URL:

Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

Applicants are not mandated to actually use the mark or to have intention to use the mark in order for the application to be accepted.

Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

The following can be grounds for opposition:

  • breach of copyright
  • trade names
  • proprietary rights
  • notorious or well-known mark
  • rights in a personal name
  • registration in the name of the agent or representative of the proprietor of the mark
  • registered design rights
Who can contest my trademark application?

The following parties may oppose an application:

  • the owner of an earlier right
  • a licensee
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

The following can be grounds for cancellation:

  • proprietary rights
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • notorious or well-known mark
  • the mark is functional
  • the mark is descriptive
  • registration in the name of the agent or other representative of the proprietor of the mark
  • breach of copyright
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
  • protected armorial bearings, flags and other State emblems
  • registered design rights
  • trade names
  • the mark is generic
  • rights in a personal name
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • the mark consists of a geographical indication
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are established by registration:

  • the exclusive right to use the registered trademark
  • the right to license other third parties to use the trademark
  • the right to object to later conflicting applications
  • the right to request for a cancellation action against a later conflicting registration
  • the right to sue for infringement against confusingly similar third-party trademark use
  • the right to request for imported counterfeit goods to be seized by customs authorities
  • the right to obtain damages for infringement
How long is the opposition period?

For national trademarks, the opposition period begins on the first day after the publication date of the Gazette of the Montenegro IPO.


For International Registrations, the opposition period begins on the first day of the month that follows the month indicated on the WIPO Gazette edition in which the subject application is published.


The opposition period ends 90 days following the start of the opposition period.

Is Montenegro a member of the Madrid System?

This jurisdiction is a member of both the Madrid Protocol and the Madrid Agreement and may be designated in international applications.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

Periodic statements of use are not required.

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