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Intellectual property protection in Slovakia

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Slovakia general info

The Slovak Republic is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi). Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the West, Poland to the North, Ukraine to the East and Hungary to the South. The largest city and the capital is Bratislava. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, NATO, United Nations, OECD and WTO.


IP Legal Base in Slovakia

Act on patents, supplementary protection certificates and on amendment of other acts (The Patent Act)
Act on Designs
Act on Trade marks
Law on Inventions, Industrial Designs and Rationalization Proposals
Law on Measures Concerning Industrial Property
Act on Administrative Fees as amended, including extract of fees concerning industrial property rights
Act on Utility Models and on Amendment of Some Acts
Decree, Implementing Act on Trade Marks
Decree, Implementing Act on utility models and the amendment of certain laws
Decree, Implementing Act on Designs
Decree, Implementing Act on Patents, Supplementary Protection Certificates and on amendment of certain laws


International organizations/agreements

Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Patent Law Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Trademark Law Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification


Patent Office Contact Details

Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic
Švermova 43
974 04 Banská Bystrica 4
Phone: +421 48 4300 131


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Slovakia are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by MILOJEVIC, SEKULIC & ASSOCIATES on 08.03.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Slovak IP Laws.