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Trademark registration in Romania

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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Romania.

  • Minimum of filing documents

To obtain the filing date a trademark application in Romania should contain:
- representation of a trademark;
- list of goods and services;
- information about the applicant.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

The official legalisation is not required. The Power of Attorney may be a subject of late filing by the applicant’s request. The term granted by the patent office for late providing of the Power of Attorney is 2 months after filing the trademark application in Romania.

  • Priority document

The priority document should be provided simultaneously with filing the trademark application. Late filing is possible on condition of payment of the corresponding fee. Priority document should be translated into Romanian.

  • Substantive Examination

Substantive examination should be requested and the corresponding fee should be paid within 30 days from filing an application.

  • Validity term

The trademark in Romania is valid for ten years from the date of filing.

  • Opposition period

Opposition against Romanian trademark applications may be filed within two months from the date of publication of the trademark application admittance.

  • Renewal

The trademark in Romania may be renewed within three months before the due date and in a grace period of 6 months after the due date. The signed and stamped (if applicable) POA is required.

  • Use requirement

The trademark in Romania may be subject to cancellation if it has not been used for five continuous years from the date of registration or the last date of use.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreigners residing outside the European Union and the European Economic Area, it is compulsory to perform the trademark prosecution in Romania through an agent, a registered Romanian patent attorney.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Romania

Words, including personal names, designs, letters, numerals, figurative elements, three-dimensional shapes and, particularly, the shape of goods or packaging thereof, colours, combinations of colours, holograms, acoustic signals, as well as any combination thereof, provided that such signs are capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises may be registered as a trademark in Romania.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: TM View, EU Trademarks, International Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in Romania may also be obtained via registration of the European Union Trademark.

3. The time limit to file a response to the provisional refusal of an international registration in Romania is 3 months from the date of the receipt of the provisional refusal by the applicant. The evidence confirming the date of receipt must be submitted to the Office. It is possible to request an extension of time. The language of the response is Romanian. For applicants not residing in the European Economic Area (EEA), it is necessary to appoint a local representative for filing of the response. After the response has been submitted, additionally there is an option to request a revision or file an appeal to the provisional refusal within 30 days from the date of the publication or notification of the final decision concerning the status of the trademark.

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