Sweden

  • International Country Code:

    SE
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    UTC/GMT +01:00
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    Swedish krona (SEK)

Trademark registration in Sweden

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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Sweden.

  • Filing requirements in Sweden

Trademark applications in Sweden must be filed in Swedish.

For obtainment of the date of filing a trademark application in Sweden must contain:
- representation of the trademark;
- applicant's details;
- a list of goods and services for which the trademark is registered.

To confirm the right of priority, the original of a certified copy of the Priority Document must be submitted within one month from filing a trademark application in Sweden. The notarized translation into Swedish is required.

The Power of Attorney may be provided later, i.e. within one month from filing the Swedish trademark application. Legalisation or notarisation of the Power of Attorney is not required. A signed and scanned Power of Attorney sent by email is accepted.

  • Examination, publication and opposition of a trademark application in Sweden

Trademark applications in Sweden are examined as to compliance with formal and substantive requirements for registration. During substantive examination the Office checks the distinctiveness of the trademark and similarity with earlier registered trademarks. Registered trademarks are published in the Swedish Trademark Gazette for opposition. Oppositions can be filed within 3 months from the publication date.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

Trademark registration in Sweden is valid for ten years from the date of filing (for applications filed after 01.01.2019) or from the date of registration (for applications filed before 31.12.2018). For trademark applications filed before 31.12.2018, renewal fees shall be paid within 6 months before the registration date and not later than 6 months after the registration date.

Renewal fees for trademark applications filed after 01.01.2019 shall be paid not earlier than 6 months before the filing date and not later than 6 months after the date of filing. Trademark registration may be renewed an unlimited number of times for consecutive periods of ten years.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Approximate time from filing up to registration of a trademark in Sweden is 3-6 months.

  • Use requirement

Trademark registration in Sweden may be cancelled if the trademark in question has not been used within five years from registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign applicants not residing in Sweden or having a place of business in Sweden, it is recommended to appoint an agent, a registered Swedish trademark attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Swedish Trademarks, EU Trademarks.
2. Trademark protection in Sweden may also be obtained via registration of a European Union Trademark.

3. For filing of the response to the provisional refusal of an international registration, the applicants are provided with the time limit of 3 months calculated from the date the Office issues the refusal. It is possible to request an extension of the 3-month term provided that the justification is submitted to the Office. It is recommended to appoint a local representative for filing of the response. After submitting a response, it is possible to request a revision or file an appeal to the provisional refusal. The time limit to request a revision/file an appeal is 2 months from the date the Office issues the final decision.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Fenix Legal on 21.02.2022
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Swedish IP Laws.

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