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ТРГОВСКИ МАРКИ

Filing the Application – Requirements

  • Name and address of the Applicant
  • Representation of the Mark
  • List of Goods and Services according to Nice Classification 11th Edition (Classes 1-45)
  • Priority date, country and number and the original Priority document which can be submitted subsequently within 3 months from the Application date. This term can be extended for an additional three months
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant. The Power of Attorney should be submitted with the application or as soon as possible following the filing of the application. However, if the trademark reaches the examination stage before the Power of Attorney has been submitted, PTO will issue an invitation to submit it within a 15-30 day deadline.

Registration Procedure:

 
  • The Application is filed with and examined by The Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Institute)
  • The Institute examines absolute grounds for refusal
  • The registration procedure takes approximately three years as from the Application date

Opposition:

 
Opposition against the published Trademark Application can be filed within three months as from the date of publication

Duration:

 
 
  • Upon payment of the ten-years protection fee, the Trademark is valid for 10 years from the application date, except in the case of revalidation (see below).
  • Upon payment of renewal fees the Trademark can be extended for a further 10 years, indefinitely. The renewal fees can be paid during the last year of the previous ten year protection period or up to six months after the expiration date with a fine of 50% of the renewal fees.
 

Recording changes in the Register:

 
  •  Assignment of Right Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignee
    • Assignment document signed by the Assignor and the Assignee (original document or certified copy required, together with the certified translation into Bosnian)
  •  Change of Name Requirements:
    • Simply signed Power of Attorney standing in the name of the new Owner
  •  Change of Address Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney indicating the new address, simply signed by a representative of the Company

 

ПАТЕНТИ

Filing a conventional Application – Requirements:

 
  • Name and address of the Applicant
  • Name and address of the Inventor(s) or a declaration that the Inventor does not wish to be mentioned in the Application
  • Priority date, country and number
  • Description of Patent
  • Patent Claims
  • Drawings (if any)
  • Abstract – summary of the invention
  • The document showing the assignment of rights from the Inventors in favor of the Applicant, simply signed by the Inventors – it can be submitted subsequently, within two months as from the Application date. This term can be extended for an additional two months
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant. The Power of Attorney should be submitted with the application or as soon as possible following the filing of the application. However, if the patent reaches the formal examination stage before the Power of Attorney has been submitted, PTO will issue an invitation for submit it within a 15-30 days deadline.
  • Priority document – can be submitted subsequently, within two months from the Application date. This term can be extended for an additional two months
  • The Application is to be filed within one year from the priority date
  • Translation of the specification, claims and abstract into the local language, can be filed subsequently

Filing a National Phase of PCT Application – Requirements

 
  • Name and address of the Applicant
  • Name and address of the Inventor(s) or a declaration that the Inventor does not wish to be mentioned in the Application
  • Description of Patent
  • Patent Claims
  • Drawings (if any)
  • Abstract – summary of the invention
  • Priority date, country and number
  • International Search report
  • International Preliminary Examination Report for the applications filed under Chapter II of the Patent Corporation Treaty
  • PCT Request
  • PCT Publication page
  • The document showing the assignment of rights by the Inventors in favor of the Applicant, simply signed by the Inventors – it can be submitted within two months from the Application date. This term can be extended for an additional two months
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant – can be submitted within one month from the Application date. This term can be extended for an additional two months
  • Translation of the specification, claims and abstract into the local language, can be filed subsequently

 

Time limits for filing a National phase of PCT Application

 
 
The Application is to be filed with the Institute within 34 months as from the Priority Application date.

Registration Procedure:

 
  • Applications are published in the Official Gazette. Six months after the publication one of the following claims should be filed with the Institute:
  • a) Claim for substantive examination of Patent Application;
  • b) Claim for examination of Patent Application based on the Patent granted for the same invention by the institution bearing the status of the International authority for evaluating patents or
  • c) Claim for the granting of the Patent without substantive examination

Duration:

 
 
  • 20 years from the application date for conventional Patents
  • 20 years from the International filing date for the National Phase of PCT patents
  • A consensual patent is valid for 10 years as from the application date
  • protection fees are to be paid annually, prior to the expiration of the year for which the protection fees have been paid or six months after expiration of the protection period at the latest, with a 50% fine
 

Validation of the European Patent - requirements: Bosnia and Herzegovina is an extension state of EPO

 
  • Name and address of the Applicant
  • Application date and number of the European Patent Application
  • Registration date and number of the European Patent Application
  • Translation of the Patent claims into the local language.
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant - can be submitted subsequently, within one month from the Application date
 

Recording changes in the Register:

 
  •  Assignment of Rights Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignor
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignee
    • Original Assignment document or certified copy of it
  •  Change of Name Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney indicating the new name, simply signed by a representative of the Company
    • a) Extract from the Registers of Companies showing the change of name; or
    • b) Statement from the Secretary of State showing the change of name
  •  Change of Address Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney indicating the new address, simply signed by a representative of the Company
 

ДИЗАЈН

Filing the Application – Requirements

 
 
  • Name and address of the Applicant
  • Name and address of the author or a declaration that the author chooses not to be mentioned in the application
  • Information regarding the number of external shapes the protection is requested for
  • Full and short title of the industrial design
  • A two-dimensional presentation of the shape for which protection is sought (photograph or a graphic presentation of the product for which protection is requested)
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant. The Power of Attorney should be submitted with the application or as soon as possible following the filing of the application. However, if the design reaches the formal examination stage before the Power of Attorney has been submitted, PTO will issue an invitation to submit it within a 15-30 day deadline

Registration Procedure:

 
  • The Institute performs the formal examination of applications. If the application meets the prescribed formal requirements, the Institute will issue the Decision to grant
  • The first five years of protection fees are payable upon the granting of the Industrial Design. The fees for each subsequent five years are payable during the final year of the previous protection period or up to six months after the expiration of the fifth year with a 50% fine

Duration

 
25 years as from the Application Date

Recording changes in the Register:

 
 
  • Assignment of Rights Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignor
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignee
    • Original assignment document or certified copy of it.
  • Change of Name Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney indicating the new name, simply signed by a representative of the Company
    • a) Extract from the Register of Companies showing the change of name or
    • b) Statement from the Secretary of State showing the change of name
  • Change of Address Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney indicating the new address, simply signed by a representative of the Company