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

Filings that would set forth the owner’s use of the mark such as periodic statements of use are not necessary.

Is Romania a member of the Madrid System?

Yes, Romania is a member of international treaties Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement.

How long is the opposition period?

Third parties may express their opposition right after the application particulars are published online. The opposition period will end two months after the publication date.

Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. When a trademark is officially registered, the following rights are secured by the owner: 

  • Exclusive rights to use/benefit from the mark
  • Rights to object to later conflicting applications
  • Rights to appeal from the trademark office to cancel later conflicting registrations
  • Rights to file an infringement case against third parties for using a confusingly similar mark
  • Rights to obtain payment for damages caused by the infringing parties
  • Rights to authorize and give license to third parties to use the mark
  • Rights to appeal from the customs authorities to seize counterfeit imported goods
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Third parties may file a request from the trademark office to cancel a registration on the basis of: 

  • Use requirements are not satisfied according to Section VIII.A
  • Bad faith
  • Issues against morality or conflicts with public order
  • Use of geographical indication
  • Generic marks
  • Conflict with rights in a personal name
  • Conflicts with a registered design
  • Conflicts with trade names
  • Registration under the name of agent or representative
  • Use of protected state emblems, armorial bearings and flags without consent from proper authorities
  • Conflicts with a notorious or famous mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Proprietary rights
  • Mark is functional, misleading, deceptive, disparaging, descriptive or not distinctive
Who can contest my trademark registration?

Applications may be challenged by the following: 

  • Interested/aggrieved parties
  • Owner of a similar mark that was registered earlier
  • Licensees
What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

Trademark application can be challenged on the following bases: 

  • Conflicts with a company name
  • Conflicts with a personal name
  • Conflicts with a registered design
  • Conflicts with trade names
  • Registration under agent or representative’s name
  • Conflicts with a notorious or famous mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Proprietary rights
Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

No. There’s no need to use the mark before applying for registration.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The web address of Romania’s trademark office is: http://www.osim.ro/

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

It is a requirement by law to register a mark before the owner can secure any right.

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