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Intellectual property protection in Slovenia

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Slovenia general info

Slovenia is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the south and south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the south-west. It covers 20.273 square kilometres and has a population of 2.05 million. It is a parliamentary republic and a member of the United Nations, European Union, and NATO. The capital and largest city is Ljubljana.


IP Legal Base in Slovenia

Industrial Property Act
Decree implementing Council Regulation (EC) on Community designs and Council Regulation (EC) on Community trademarks
Act Regulating Customs Measures Relating to Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights
Decree on the Fees of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office
Act Amending the Protection of New Varieties of Plants Act
Act on the Protection of Topographies of Integrated Circuits - Official Consolidated Version
Act on Amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act
Copyright and Related Rights Act
Employment Related Inventions Act
Rules on the registers of applications and industrial property rights and on the certificate of the priority right


International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Patent Law Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property


Patent Office Contact Details

Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO)
Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Kotnikova 6
1000 Ljubljana
Phone: (386 1) 620 3100
Fax: (386 1) 620 3111 / 3110


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Slovenia are available in the fee calculator.


The above information was verified on 30.01.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Slovenian IP Laws.