Trademark application fees in the Czech Republic
Fees associated with the filing of trademark applications in the Czech Republic as well as other trademark charges are available in the fee calculator.
Multiple-class Trademark applications
Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in the Czech Republic.
Minimum Trademark application filing requirements in the Czech Republic
The minimum filing requirements for a trademark application in the Czech Republic are the following:
– request to register the trademark in the Czech Republic, signed by the applicant;
– list of goods and/or services according to the International Classification;
– representation of the trademark;
– filing fee (may be paid within one month from filing).
Requirements to the Power of Attorney in the Czech Republic
Legalization or notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. It must be submitted to the Czech industrial property office upon filing or within 2 months from the date of receipt of an invitation to file the POA. A scanned copy of the signed and dated POA is sufficient, but the original may be requested at any stage of the proceedings.
Priority document for application
Priority information must be submitted together with the trademark application; the priority document should be submitted within three months from applying for the trademark. The translation of the priority document into Czech may be requested by the PTO.
Opposition period for Trademark application
The opposition period is three months from the publication of the trademark application.
Grant, validity term, and trademark renewal in the Czech Republic
The official fee for a trademark certificate must be paid within 30 days from the filing of the application. The protection term of a registered trademark in the Czech Republic is ten years from the date of filing of the application. The duration of protection can be renewed for another 10-year term an unlimited number of times. The renewal request can be filed within the last year of the term of protection at the earliest but before the expiration date. A renewal request can also be filed within six months after the expiration date; however, an increased fee is charged. If the request for renewal is not filed, the trademark ceases to exist.
Cancellation based on non-use is possible in the Czech Republic. It may take place if the trademark is not being used for more than five years continuously from trademark registration.
Representation by a Czech trademark attorney
Foreign applicants are required to perform trademark prosecution in the Czech Republic through an agent, a registered Czech trademark attorney.
1. Online Search Databases: Czech Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in the Czech Republic may also be obtained via European Union Trademark registration.
3. The time limit for filing a response to the provisional refusal on international registration in the Czech Republic is 6 months. The calculation of time starts on the date the Office issues the provisional refusal. It is possible to request an extension of time. The language of the response is Czech, and it is obligatory to appoint a local representative for all foreign applicants apart from nationals of the members of the EU or states party to the European Economic Area, who are domiciled in the Czech Republic.
If you have any queries related to the Trademark Filing in Czech Republic, please contact IIPLA team. We will be more than happy to resolve your queries free of cost.