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Prepare your trade mark:
- make sure your trade mark is a distinctive word, logo, picture or other sign that clearly identifies your goods and services from those of other traders
- check if someone else has already registered or applied to register a similar mark for similar goods or services
- check if someone else is using a similar mark for similar goods or services
You can search through our free of charge on-line database at: http://grab.uprp.pl/PropertiesProtection/Site%20pages/Quick%20search.aspx?wersja=english
- decide what classes of goods or services you require in the Nice Classification list.
NOTICE: Applicants not having their domicile or seat in the Republic of Poland must appoint a local patent agent.
Here's a link to the list of patent representatives: http://www.rzecznikpatentowy.org.pl/index.php?gora=5
You fill in and file the form "Request to grant right of protection for a trade mark" with us.
You can also file your application on-line or by means of fax, but in this case you have to provide us, within 30 days from filing date, with original copy of the application.
Together with filing the request form you must pay an appropriate application fee
We respond by issuing a filing receipt which includes an application number and date of filing.
First phase of the examination:
- formal examination,
- publication of the application.
We publish your trade mark application in the PPO's first-level Official Gazette (Biuletyn Urzedu Patentowego) shortly after 3 months from the filing date, as long as have not withdrew the application
Second phase of the examination:
When we examine your application, we let you know what, if anything, needs to be amended or completed and the period of time for you to respond.
If your application meets all the requirements of the Polish Industrial Property Law PIPL; (here is the link to PIPL:http://www.uprp.pl/akty-prawne/Lead03,13,1315,1b,index,pl,text/podstawowe-obowiazujace-akty-prawne/Lead03,50,262,1b,index,pl,text/),we will register your trade mark and send you a certificate of protection. Also we will publish information on your registered trade mark in the PPO's second-level Official Gazette (Wiadomosci Urzedu Patentowego) (issued monthly).
The registration of your trade mark can last forever.
NOTICE: A right of protection for a trade mark is issued subject to payment of a fee for the first protection period (10 years). Failure to pay the fee within the prescribed time limit shall result in declaring by the Patent Office that the decision on the registering your trade mark has lapsed.
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