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Trademark registration in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with the filing of trademark applications in the Czech Republic as well as other trademark fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in the Czech Republic.

  • Minimum filing requirements in the Czech Republic

The minimum filing requirements for a trademark application in the Czech Republic are the following:
- request to register the trademark in the Czech Republic, signed by the applicant;
- list of goods and/or services according to the International Classification;
- representation of the trademark;
- filing fee (may be paid within one month from filing).

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

Legalization or notarization of the Power of Attorney is not required. It must be submitted to the Czech Industrial Property Office upon filing or within 2 months from the date of receipt of invitation to file the POA. A scanned copy of the signed and dated POA is sufficient, but the original may be requested at any stage of the proceedings.

  • Priority document

Priority information must be submitted together with the trademark application; the priority document should be submitted within three months from applying for the trademark. The translation of the priority document into Czech may be requested by the PTO.

  • Opposition period

The opposition period is three months from publication of the trademark application.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

Official fee for a trademark certificate must be paid within 30 days from the filing of the application. The protection term of a registered trademark in the Czech Republic is ten years from the date of filing of the application. The duration of protection can be renewed for another 10-year term an unlimited number of times. The renewal request can be filed within the last year of the term of protection at the earliest, but prior to the expiration date. A renewal request can also be filed within six months after the expiration date; however, an increased fee is charged. If the request for renewal is not filed, the trademark ceases to exist.

  • Use requirement

Cancellation based on non-use is possible in the Czech Republic. It may take place if the trademark is not being used for more than five years continuously from trademark registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreign applicants are required to perform trademark prosecution in the Czech Republic through an agent, a registered Czech trademark attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Czech Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in the Czech Republic may also be obtained via European Union Trademark registration.
3. The time limit for filing of a response to the provisional refusal on international registration in the Czech Republic is 6 months. The calculation of time starts on the date the Office issues the provisional refusal. It is possible to request an extension of time. The language of the response is Czech, and it is obligatory to appoint a local representative for all foreign applicants apart from nationals of the members of the EU or states party to the European Economic Area, who are domiciled in the Czech Republic.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Bauer IP on 06.02.2023
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Czech IP Laws