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Industrial Design registration in Slovakia

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing the industrial design applications in Slovakia as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing the industrial design application in Slovakia

The term for filing the industrial design application in Slovakia claiming priority is six months from the date of priority. It is not possible to restore this term. 

  • Multiple design application

It is possible to file the request to register several embodiments of industrial design in Slovakia; however they should be included in the same class of the Locarno classification.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Slovakia

For obtainment of a date of filing an industrial design application in Slovakia must contain:
- name and address of the applicant;
- image(s) of industrial design.

  • Validity term

The industrial design in Slovakia is valid for five years from the date of filing of the application and may be extended four times for 5-year term up to a total term of 25 years.

  • Power of attorney requirements

The legalisation or notarization of a Power of Attorney is not required. After filing the application, the Office sets the term for filing the POA; usually, it is two months from filing the industrial design application.

  • Priority document

The certified copy of the priority document may be provided within three months from the filing of the industrial design application. The translation into Slovakian is not required, but may be requested by the patent office.

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant(s) is (are) not the author(s), the assignment deed confirming the applicant's right for filing design application needs to be submitted. No official legalisation or notarization is required. The term for filing the assignment deed is not fixed.

  • Examination of a design application in Slovakia

The design application in Slovakia undergoes formal and substantive examination. The substantive examination is conducted ex officio. It is not necessary to file the request for substantive examination.

  • Grace period

12 months from the author’s disclosure of the information about the industrial design before the filing of the application, or priority date thereof, in case of claimed priority, does not disprove the novelty of the industrial design according to the Slovakian legislation.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

There is no official grant fee on the industrial design stipulated. The first renewal fee is due five years calculated from the filing of the application. The subsequent renewal fees are paid each five years periodically.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners, it is required to perform the industrial design prosecution in Slovakia through an agent, a registered Slovak patent attorney.

  • What can be registered

The appearance of a product or its part consisting of features which are particularly lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of a product itself or its ornamentation. A product shall mean any material item produced industrially or by handicraft, including wrapping, design, graphic symbols, typographic features or parts intended for the assembling of a complex product with the exception of computer programs.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Slovakian Industrial Designs, Community Designs (EUIPO).
2. Industrial design protection in Slovakia may also be obtained via registration of the Community Design.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by MILOJEVIC, SEKULIC & ASSOCIATES on 08.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Slovak IP Laws.