COUNTRY : POLAND
CAPITAL : WARSAW
LANGUAGE : POLISH
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, WTO-TRIPS, EUROPEAN UNION COMMUNITY TRADEMARKS, MADRID AGREEMENT AND MADRID PROTOCOL, BERNE CONVENTION, PCT
The IP office of Poland is known as UPRP.
PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS IN POLAND:
1. National Registration - Direct Filing with National Trademark Office
Please refer our Treaties section on International protection under Madrid System and Community Trademark Registration.
Therefore, to obtain protection in Poland, there are three options from which the applicant can choose.
Before filing a trademark application, it is highly advised to search the databases of the IP office to ascertain that the proposed mark does not conflict with prior registered marks & marks pending registration.
Applicant has to furnish the following documentation for filing:
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• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
Once the trademark application is filed, it is examined to ascertain fulfillment of all the requisites by way of formality examination and substantive examination.
Once the trademark application is examined, it is published and third parties are to file their opposition within stipulated time.
Decision to grant protection to the trade mark is taken after subjecting the application to examination to ascertain whether it meets the statutory requirements for grant of rights.
Pre – Registration: Usage of a mark prior to registration is advantageous to the prior user who has been continuously using the mark for his business locally.