A trade mark can be any sign intended to distinguish the goods/services of different entrepreneurs. The prerequisite is that they can be graphically represented in the trade mark register and the form to be protected can be specified.
Trade mark protection in Poland lasts for 10 years and can be extended for another period (always 10 years). More information about trade marks and their types can be found on the website of the Polish Patent Office (uprp.gov.pl).
We assist with:
- setting up subsidiaries, branches and representative offices of foreign companies,
- preparing drafts of deeds od association and partnership agreements,
- cooperation with notaries,
- registration of companies / partnerships / branches / representative offices,
- keeping records of companies/partnerships,
- consulting services regarding compliance with binding provisions of law,
- including management reports, annual financial statements, resolutions of partners.
- international corporations opening branch offices and subsidiaries in Poland. Among our clients you may find – leading UK employment agencies, UK and USA based lending institutions, South African based brokerage firms, Greek and Romanian tourist companies, Luxembourg based nail polish manufacturing plants, Italian constructions companies, US based oil companies, Turkish logistic companies and others;
- mid-sized businesses employing between 50 and 250 employees such us retail stores, French based franchise, Russian based weapon factory, German based car parts manufacturing plant, international shipping company and others;
- small business with hundreds of individual stories behind.
Did you decide to open your company in Poland?
Do you represent a large corporation, mid-sized business or its your first business step here?
For each of the above situations, several issues are very important in the entire process of forming a business in Poland.
How does the trade mark registration process proceed?
Payment of a fee and filing of an application containing the applicant’s data, the mark applied for and the goods/services for which the mark is intended.
Formal verification of the application. Within a maximum of 2 months the application is disclosed in an external database of formal trade marks.
Analysis of possible contraindications that may lead to the refusal of trademark protection.
If no contraindications are found, the information about the application is published in the Bulletin of the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland.
The applicant will be informed about similar or identical marks registered now or in the past that have a potential effect on the protection of the trade mark and the success of the application.
The applicant is entitled to a 3month opposition period to the decision of the office.
The final decision to grant or refuse protection.