• International Country Code:

    RO
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +03:00
  • Currency:

    Romanian leu (ROL)

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 30 days 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 corresponded fee. Priority document should be translated into Romanian.

  • 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 publication of a trademark application.

  • 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.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by FERARU CLAUDIU LAW AND IP OFFICE on 14.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Romanian IP Laws.

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