• International Country Code:

    PL
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    UTC/GMT +01:00
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    Złoty (PLN)

Trademark registration in Poland

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Poland, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Poland.

  • Minimum requirements for filing TM application

To obtain the filing date a trademark application in Poland must contain:
- request to register a trademark, containing information about the applicant;
- filing fee;
- representations of the trademark;
- an indication of goods and services where the trademark will be used.

  • Requirements for the Power of Attorney

Official legalisation is not required. The POA may be submitted within a month from filing a trademark application in Poland. If the applicant is a legal person it is necessary to provide the Polish Patent Office with the excerpt from the Commercial Registry certifying the person signing a POA is duly authorised to act individually on behalf of the company. 

  • Priority document

The priority document must be provided within three months from filing a trademark application in Poland. If the priority document is not in English, French, German or Russian, a certified translation thereof must accompany the document.

  • Opposition period

The term for filing an opposition against Polish trademark is three months from the publication of the trademark.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The term for payment of the official grant fee for trademark certificate in Poland is three months after the decision on the granting of the right of protection was delivered. The validity of a trademark right in Poland is ten years from the date of filing of the application to the Polish Patent Office. Polish trademark may be renewed for ten years an unlimited number of times. Applications for renewal must be accompanied by payment within 12 months before the expiration of the registration period. The renewal is possible within six months after the renewal due date by paying the extra fee.

  • Use requirement

The validity of a trademark in Poland may be revoked in case it has not been used within five years from trademark registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreigners residing outside Poland must perform the trademark prosecution through an agent, a registered Polish trademark attorney.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Poland

The following, in particular, may be considered as trademarks: words, designs, ornaments, combinations of colours, the three-dimensional shape of goods or their packaging, as well as melodies or other acoustic signals.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Polish Trademarks, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. The trademark protection in Poland may also be obtained via registration of a European Union Trademark.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by KARCZ ZAKROCKA | PATENT & TRADE MARK ATTORNEY on 14.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Polish IP Laws.

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