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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 three months from the Application date
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant. The PoA can be submitted subsequently within two months from notification issued by the SIPO. This term is non-extendable

Registration Procedure:

 
  • The Application is filed with and examined by the State Intellectual Property Office
  • The Intellectual Property Office examines absolute grounds for refusal
  • The registration procedure takes approximately eight to ten months from the application date
 

Opposition:

 
Trademark Applications are published in the Official Gazette. Opposition against a Trademark Application can be filed within three months from the publication date

Duration:

 
 
  • Upon payment of the ten-year protection fee, the Trademark is valid for 10 years from the application date.
  • Upon payment of renewal fees, the Trademark can be extended for a further 10 years. 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 100% of the renewal fees.

Recording changes in the Register:

 
  • Assignment of Rights Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignee, clearly indicating Name and Function of the person signing, and Place and Date of signature, original is required
    • Assignment document, simply signed by the Assignor and the Assignee, clearly indicating Name and Function of the person signing, and Place and Date of signature  (if there is a company seal, the same should be applied). As an alternative a certified copy of the Assignment document or a certified excerpt from the Assignment document or an original Declaration of assignment can be submitted.
  • Change of Name Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney indicating the new name, simply signed by a representative of the Company
  • 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 of the Invention
  • 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
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant – can be submitted subsequently, within two months from notification issued by the SIPO. This term is non-extendable.
  • Priority document – can be submitted subsequently, within two months from the Application date.
  • 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
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant – can be submitted within two months from notification issued by the SIPO. This term in non-extendable.
  • 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 Office within 31 months from the Priority Application date

Registration Procedure:

 
  • Applications are published in the Official Gazette. Six months after publication one of the following claims should be filed with the Croatian Intellectual Property Office:
  • a) Claim for substantive examination of the Patent Application;
  • b) Claim for examination of the 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
  • petty patent is valid for 10 years 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 100% fine
 

Validation of the European Patent – requirements

 
  • European Patent Application filed after 1 April 2004 and designating Croatia
  • 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 Croatian. If the EP Application is originally filed in French or German, the English translation of the patent's description and claims is required.
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant - can be submitted subsequently.

Time limits for filing the Application for validation of the European Patent

  • The Application for validation of the European Patent is to be filed within 3 months from the date of publication of the granting of the European Patent

Filing of SPC Application – Requirements:

 
  • European Marketing Authorization with translation into Croatian (any annexes that are not in English, must also be translated into Croatian)
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant. The PoA can be submitted subsequently within two months from notification issued by the SIPO. This term is non-extendable.

Recording changes in the Register:

 
  • Assignment of Rights Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignee
    • Assignment document signed by the Assignor and the Assignee and notarized by a Notary Public
  • Change of Name Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney indicating the new name, simply signed by a representative of the Company
  • 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)
  • Description of the product to which Industrial Design relates
  • Classification index
  • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant's representative
  • Priority document

Registration Procedure:

 
  • Industrial Design Applications are examined by the Office. If the application meets the prescribed requirements, the Office will issue the Decision to grant
  • The first ten-year protection fee is payable upon granting. The Industrial Design can be extended three times, for five years each time

Duration:

  • 25 years from the Application Date

Recording changes in the Register:

 
  • Assignment of Rights Requirements:
    • Power of Attorney simply signed by the Assignor or the Assignee
    • Assignment document simply signed by the Assignor and the Assignee. Notarization or legalization are not required.

     

  • 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