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Faroe Islands Trademark Registration 

Note that, in order to obtain protection in Faroe Islands, you must register your trademark in Denmark; there is no local trademark for Faroe Islands.

A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Faroe Islands 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
 

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

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 4 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

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

    The territorial scope of protection is Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    A scanned Power of Attorney is required.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    Yes. Pre-filing use allows the applicant to exhibit the mark’s acquired distinctiveness and overcome challenges on the ground of non-distinctiveness.

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

    Yes. The consequence of not using your trademark is cancellation of registration.

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

    An applicant may register any mark that is possible to replicate graphically and any mark that can differentiate a product/service from its counterparts. 

    • Words
    • Slogans
    • Sounds
    • Motions
    • Holograms
    • Trade dress
    • Smell
    • Names (may have problems with peculiar surnames)
    • Colours
    • Shapes (must be 3-dimensional)
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Denmark?

    The sequence of the application procedure is as follows: examination, registration and publication. 

    1. Examination – The trademark office authorities will examine some elements of the application: clarity, classification, formality, descriptiveness, conflicts, deceptiveness and distinctiveness.
    2. Publication – The details of the application will be published in the Danish Trademarks Gazette: mark, good/service, applicant’s name, citizenship and address, application date and number, priority claim, trademark representation, and full file access.
    3. Registration – The application must overcome challenges and oppositions on order for the issuance of registration to be successful.
  • What type of marks are non-registrable?

    The following marks are prohibited in this jurisdiction: 

    • Marks that go against standards of moral and/or public order
    • Generic words or common terms with broad meaning
    • Marks that lack acquired distinctiveness
    • Marks that serve primarily as a surname
    • Marks that serve primarily as a name of geographic locations
    • Marks that use flags/symbols/names of international organizations, states, regions and nations
  • Does Denmark use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Yes. Nice Classification is being used in Denmark. For marks that will be used for multiple classes of goods and/or services, a single application should suffice.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Denmark?

    Yes. Denmark is a member of the European Union Trade Mark. Community Trademark takes effect in this jurisdiction.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Denmark?

    Yes. The filing date in your home country can be claimed as the filing date in Denmark if these requirements are met: 

    • Your home country a member of the Paris Convention or World Trade Organization
    • The date of filing in your home country occurred within the last 6 months prior to the application in Denmark
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    You must use the registered mark within 5 years from the date the opposition period has ended. Minimal use is required. As long as it’s a genuine use, it is acceptable. The use must occur in Denmark, Faroe Islands or Greenland.

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

    The initial term of validity is 10 years starting from the date the mark was registered.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The renewal date will be 10 years from the date the registration was granted.

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

    It is illegal to use an unregistered trademark for pharmaceutical goods.

     


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