MACEDONIA

Registration of trademarks Macedonia – Macedonia is a member of the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. Registration is required to acquire trademark protection. It can also be obtained by receiving enough public acknowledgement.

Requirements

 A local agent is required to submit a trademark application to the State Office of Industrial Property (SOIP). All you need is an unregistered power of attorney. The initial authority must be relinquished. A domestic registration is not required for foreign candidates.

Procedure

There is no search for previous trademarks during the application procedure; instead, the application is formally examined and the mark is examined against strict requirements. Six to twenty-four months pass between the initial filing and registration. The trademark is published in the “Glasnik” Gazette following registration. Three months after the trademark application is published is the opposition period.

Duration

In Macedonia, a trademark registration is effective from the registration date for a period of ten years. Ten-year renewal periods are available for the registration.

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