Poland Trademark Registration

Poland trademark can be protected either through the country's regulations, either through international laws. In Poland, trademark protection is granted by the Polish Patent Office. Due to Poland's membership in the European Union, Community trademarks registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante are also valid in Poland and protected throughout the European Union. International registration can be made in Geneva, at the International Bureau of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).


Registrable Poland Trademark

Signs registered as Poland trademarks must have certain features that distinguish them from existing ones. Any graphic sign or a sign than can be represented graphically can be registered as a registrable Poland trademark are:

– Words;

– Designs;

– Ornaments or combinations of colors;

– Three-dimensional shape of goods or their packaging;

– Melodies or other acoustic signals.


Poland Trademark registration: Procedure

The Poland application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 2 years from first filing to registration. After registration, the trademark is published in the monthly “Wiadomosci Urzedu Patentowego”. An opposition may be filed only after the registration has been granted. The opposition period is 6 months from the publication date of the registration in the ‘Wiadomosci Urzedu Patentowego’.


Duration of Poland Trademark

Once the Poland trademark is registered, it is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.


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