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

No. Filings that would prove the use of the mark are unnecessary.

Is Slovakia a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Slovakia is a party to the international treaties: Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement.

How long is the opposition period?
  1. National registration – The opposition period will start on the publication date and will end three months after that date.
  2. International registration – The opposition period will start on the first day of the following month after the publication date, and will end three months after that date.
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are obtained through registration: 

  • Exclusive right to use the mark
  • Right to object to a later conflicting application
  • Right to file a dispute against a later conflicting registration
  • Right to file an infringement case against third parties that use a highly similar mark
  • Right to obtain payment from third parties for infringing the mark
  • Right to demand for the confiscation of counterfeit imported goods
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. These are the grounds for a registration to be cancelled: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Descriptive mark
  • Non-distinctive mark
  • Misleading/disparaging/deceptive mark
  • Functional mark
  • Breach of copyright
  • Conflict with a notorious mark
  • Use of protected flag, symbol and armorial bearing
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with a famous personal name
  • Generic mark
  • Use of geographical indication
  • Issues against moral principles or public order
  • Conflict with a company name
Who can contest my trademark registration?

The owner of an earlier right and a licensee can initiate an opposition case.

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

Third parties can oppose the application on any of these grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Conflict with a well-known mark
  • Mark was registered under a representative’s name
  • Registered design rights
  • Personal name rights
  • Geographical indication
  • Company name rights
  • Prior use of an unregistered mark
Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

No. Intent to use or actual use of the mark is not necessary.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The trademark office of Slovakia is available online: http://www.indprop.gov.sk/

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

It is mandatory to register a trademark in order to secure rights.

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