The Patent Office has a new service for accelerated procedure of trade marks
The Patent Office has developed a new service that allows the processing of trade mark applications significantly faster. This is an additional way of protecting a trade mark, the ordinary procedure remains too.
The main benefits of the accelerated procedure are:
- faster procedure. Where there are no deficiencies in the application filed and the application meets the requirements of the accelerated procedure, the registration decision will normally be issued within 3 to 4 weeks;
- filling in the application is simpler. When applying for an accelerated procedure, a reduced data application is filed with the Office to ensure a minimum number of errors in the application.
No additional state fee is due when applying for the service, the standard fee for a trade mark application applies.
A new IT solution has also been developed to make the service easier to use, allowing the trade mark applicant to conveniently apply for an accelerated procedure and to fill in the application with reduced data. The application will be available on our e-services portal from October 12, when the service will be implemented.