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Kosovo Trademark Registration 


A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Kosovo 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 10 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

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

    The territorial limit of registration is the Republic of Kosovo.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, a trademark application cannot be completed without a power of attorney.

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

    Pre-filing use may:

     

    • demonstrate acquired distinctiveness
    • help overcome an opposition on the grounds of non-distinctiveness
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    A registered mark becomes vulnerable to cancellation if it was not used within a period of five consecutive years starting on the date when the registration process was completed.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Kosovo?
    • words
    • colours
    • names
    • devices
    • slogans
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • holograms
    • sounds
    • trade dress/get-up
    • letters and numbers
    • combinations of all the above
    • collective marks
    • service marks
    • certification marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Kosovo?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination of the application based on:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • clarity
      • descriptiveness
      • distinctiveness
      • deceptiveness
    2. Publication of the application particulars such as:
      • mark
      • name of applicant
      • address of applicant
      • state or country of incorporation of applicant
      • application number
      • application date
      • goods/services
      • priority claim information
      • representation of trademark
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • generic terms
    • functional signs
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • non-distinctive trademarks
    • names, symbols, or flags of states, regions, nations or of international organizations
    • marks that are primarily used as geographic location names
    • marks that are prohibited by the law
  • Does Kosovo use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Kosovo uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Kosovo?

    The European Union Trade Mark registration is not recognized in Kosovo.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Kosovo?

    Applicants may claim a priority application if:

     

    • the home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • the home application was filed within six months prior to the application in Kosovo
    • the home country is a member of the World Trade Organization
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    Use the trademark within 5 years from the date of registration grant. The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must be genuine. It must also occur in Kosovo.

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

    The initial term of a registration is 10 years calculated from the application date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the application filing date.

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

    It is legally permitted to use a mark for any goods or services even if it’s not yet registered. However, it does not provide any legal rights to such mark.


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