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Czech Republic Trademark Registration 

In order to obtain trademark protection in Czech Republic you can register your trademark in two ways: First option is that you request registration in the entire European Union with one single application; this can be done via the European Union Trademark which grants trademark protection in the 28 country members of the EU (more info here). Second option is that you register directly your trademark in Czech Republic. If you want to proceed this way please follow the steps described below.

A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Czech Republic through the following steps:

 
Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices
 

 
Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices
 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 9 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

  • If I register my trademark in Czech Republic, do I have protection in other territories?

    No. The territorial limit of your mark’s protection is Czech Republic only.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes. A power of attorney must be submitted upon filing of application.

  • Are there any benefits from using the trademark before filing?

    Yes. We recommend pre-filing use of the mark to avoid oppositions based on non-distinctiveness.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Yes. Not using your registered mark may result to authorities proclaiming it as invalid.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Czech Republic?

    Any sign that is graphically reproducible and is capable of showing the difference of a good or service from others is accepted for registration. 

    • Names
    • Words
    • Slogans
    • Colors
    • Shapes (with three dimensions)
    • Devices
    • Holograms
    • Sounds
    • Trade dress
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Czech Republic?

    The sequence of the application procedure is as follows: 

    1. Examination – The trademark authorities will examine the application if it is compliant in terms of: formalities, descriptiveness, classification, and distinctiveness. The mark must not be in conflict with other applications and it must not be deceiving to the public.
    2. Publication – The specific details of the application will be published online for interested parties to see. Particulars include: mark, goods and services, name and address of applicant, date and number of application, representation and priority claim.
    3. Registration – After the prosecution and once the obstacles have been overcome, the registration will be issued.
  • What type of trademark is non-registrable?

    Applicants cannot register the following marks: 

    • Marks that have issues with morality and public order
    • Generic words or general terms
    • Marks that serve mainly as a surname
    • Marks that serve mainly as a name of a geographic location
    • Marks that lack distinctiveness
    • Use of flags, names or symbols of nations, states, regions or international organizations
  • Does Czech Republic use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Yes. Nice Classification system is effective in this jurisdiction.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Czech Republic?

    Yes. European Union Trade Mark takes effect in this jurisdiction.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Czech Republic?

    Yes. You may claim the filing date in your home country as the filing date in this jurisdiction if: 

    • Your home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • The filing date in your home country is less than 6 months from the date of filing application in this jurisdiction
    • The international registration can be based in this jurisdiction
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    You must use a registered mark within 5 years from the date of its registration. It must be on a commercial scale and must occur in this jurisdiction.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The registered mark will be valid for 10 years.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date is computed 10 years from the date of filing your application.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Yes. You may legally use an unregistered mark for goods or services.


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