COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
CAPITAL : BELGRADE
LANGUAGE : SERBIAN
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, WTO-TRIPS, MADRID AGREEMENT AND MADRID PROTOCOL, TRADEMARK LAW TREATIES BERNE CONVENTION, WIPO, PCT, PARIS CONVENTION
The Intellectual Property Rights Office of Serbia is known as the IPO.
ROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS IN SERBIA:
1. National Registration - Direct Filing with National Trademark Office
Please refer our Treaties section on International protection under Madrid System.
Therefore, to obtain protection in Serbia, there are two options from which the applicant can choose.
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders.
Filing is done with the IP Office.
Applicant has to furnish the following documentation for filing:
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Once the application is filed, a Preliminary (formality) examination regarding compliance of all the requisites is carried out along with a search for prior existing trademarks.
If not in compliance, applicant to rectify application within a stipulated time, otherwise application will be deemed abandoned.
Substantial examination then carried out and if the application is regular and in compliance, it is then entered in the register.
In Serbia the IP Office will publish trademark application post acceptance in the official journal. Thereafter, filing of opposition is not possible.
Once the trademark is accepted for registration, the trademark office enters the details of the trademark onto the trademark register and the applicant will be issued with a certificate of registration.
Post Filing: Failure to use the mark post registration for 5 yrs. continuously could lead to premature termination of the mark.