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Cost of trademark registration in Poland. Fees for 2016 year.

If you would like to protect the company’s brand, it is made through the registration of the trademark in the relevant Patent Office. In the hereby article I will focus on the details concerning the registration of the national trademark. To register a trademark in Poland, the trademark must be filed to the Polish Patent Office in Warsaw. Below I presented to the current for 2016 year cost of trademark registration in Poland.

Cost of trademark registration in Poland – huge changes in 2016 year.

If you’ve read in the last months my blog, you should be aware of changes in the procedure of trademark registration in Poland. The most important issue is introducing so-called opposition procedure. This means that the Office will not be conducting trademark registrability search, but will wait for oppositions to the application. This fundamental change has reduced the time to register a trademark. Until now, the registration procedure lasted about one year. Now, in the absence of opposition, the trademark may be registered after 6-7 months.

Soon the current cost of trademark registration in Poland will be changed. It means that:

most of the information on the internet about the fees is already outdated.

Previous fee rates came into force on 23 March 2016. After less than a year of duration, they will be changed to the new one. Decree-law amending the fees for trademark protection, will soon be signed by the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło.

The new fees are effective after 7 days of its announcement.

You must remember that the cost of trademark registration depends on three factors.

  • the territorial scope of protection;
  • the amount of classes appointed in the application (goods and services are grouped in classes – it can be compared to Polish Classification of Activities);
  • sometimes from the trademark form (ie. if you want to protect your name or logo).

Below you can find detailed calculations.

Cost of trademark registration in Poland.

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Formally, the fees from 23 March 2016, are currently liable. However, they will be changed soon. I’m referring to it below.

You must remember that the application for granting protection must be filed to the Polish Patent Office in Warsaw. In the absence of obstacles, the procedure will take about half a year. It is important, however, that the protection right is valid from the date of the trademark application.

a) Application:

  • a fee for a trademark application in one class – 450 PLN (113 EUR). If it is done online a fee amounts to 400 PLN (100 EUR)
  • a fee for each additionall class – 120 PLN (30 EUR).

b) Protection:

  • a fee for 10-year protection period for each class – 400 PLN (100 EUR)
  • a fee for publication of an information about granted protection – 90 PLN (23 EUR).

trademark registration in polandExample:

Such sympathetic trademark has been registered recently in Poland. Applicant indicated class 28. If the application was made under the new regulations, the cost of registration of the trademark would amount to 236 EUR (113 EUR for a trademark application + 100 EUR for the 10-year protection period + 23 EUR for publication).

Business name registration with the help of a patent attorney

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+48 607 416 240

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I can help you with trademark registration in the appropriate Patent Office. Both in Poland and abroad.

As a patent attorney I specialise with brand protection. Normally I work in a family Patent & Trademark Agency. We have a lot of experience.

For 25 years we registered for our clients over 1000 trademarks.

If you too would like to use my services just write me or call. You can use the form on the right.

Distance is not a problem.

I work completely on-line.

Thanks to that I cooperate not only with polish but also with the companies from all over the world.

Sometimes business name registration can be impossible. If you want, I can help you with all formalities.

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+48 607 416 240
office@lech.bydgoszcz.pl

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