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Intellectual property protection in Croatia

Intellectual Property in Croatia

1. Croatia general info

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean, climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand islands. Croatia is located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Hungary to the Northeast, Serbia to the East, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Southeast, Montenegro to the Southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the Southwest and Slovenia to the Northwest.  The country's population is 4.28 million. Having joined on 1 July 2013, Croatia is the newest, 28th member state of the European Union.

International Country Code:  HR

Time zone:     UTC+1                             

Currency:    Croatian Kuna (HRK)

See brief information about Patent registration in Croatia (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Croatia (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Croatia

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Croatia

See brief information about European Patent validation in Croatia

2. IP Legal Base in Croatia

Patent Act and the Act on Amending the Patent Act
Patent Regulations and Regulations on Amendments to the Patent Regulations
Trademarks Act and the Act on Amendments to the Trademarks Act
Trademark Regulations and Regulations on Amendments to the Trademark Regulations
Industrial Design Act and the Act on Amendments to the Industrial Design Act
Industrial Design Regulations and Regulations supplementing the Industrial Design Regulations
Act on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products
Regulations on Geographical Indications and Designations of Origin of Products

3. International organizations/agreements

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
European Patent Convention 2000
Implementing Regulations to the Convention on the Grant of European Patents
Trademark Law Treaty
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Patent Law Treaty
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty

International Convention for the protection of new varieties of plants
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
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
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Cooperation Treaty

Regulation under the 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

Agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights 

4. Patent Office Contact Details

State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia
Ulica Grada Vukovara 78
HR - 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 61 06 100
Fax: +385 1 61 12 017
Email: info@dziv.hr
www.dziv.hr

5. IP registration costs

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


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Vukmir & Associates on 25/08/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Croatian IP Laws

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