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05-17-2017 (Newsletter Issue 9/17)
Plain Tobacco Packaging from 2020
On February 15, 2017, the Slovenian Parliament unanimously adopted the new Act on the Restriction on the Use of Tobacco and Related Products (“Tobacco Act”) that came into force on March 11, 2017.

With the new Tobacco Act, Slovenia has implemented the Directive 2014/40/EU (“Tobacco Products Directive”) into its legislation. Although the plain packaging provisions of the Tobacco Products Directive are not mandatory, Slovenia opted to introduce them and joined the group of countries with restrictive tobacco legislation. Plain packaging will become obligatory in Slovenia as of January 1, 2020.

Source: www.petosevic.com


03-18-2015 (Newsletter Issue 4/15)
More E-Services Introduced
As of February 16, 2015, the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) allows electronic filing of seven more applications regarding national trademarks and designs through an online application, which was developed in close cooperation with OHIM - Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs).

They are:
- Transfer of rights (trademarks and designs)
- Change of owner's data (trademarks and designs)
- Renewal of trademarks and designs
- Opposition against registration of a trademark

Previously on November 5, 2014, electronic filing of applications for the registration of national trademarks and designs through an online application was launched.

SIPO electronic filing system is currently available only in Slovenian language and is accessible at http://www.uil-sipo.si/uil/dejavnosti/e-vloge/

Source: www.uil-sipo.si


11-25-2014 (Newsletter Issue 18/14)
E-Filing Now Implemented
The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) allows as of 5 November 2014 electronic filing of applications for the registration of national trademarks and designs through an online application, which was developed in close cooperation with OHIM - Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs).

SIPO electronic filing system is currently available only in Slovenian language and is accessible at http://www.uil-sipo.si/uil/dejavnosti/e-vloge/.

Source: www.uil-sipo.si


01-21-2014 (Newsletter Issue 1/14)
Industrial Property Act Amended
On 27 November 2013 Slovenia adopted an amendment to the second paragraph of Article 67 of the Industrial Property Act regulating time frames for filing the request for continuation of proceedings after missing a deadline. The amendment came into force on 21 December 2013.

In accordance with the first paragraph of Article 67, the applicant, who has failed to comply with a time limit set out for the fulfillment of the obligations required in the proceedings for the acquisition of a right, may request that the non-observed time limit be deemed to have been complied with, that legal consequences of such non-observance be abolished, and that the Slovenian IPO continues the proceedings for the acquisition of the right. This legal remedy is different from restitutio in integrum as it can only be applied in the IP right application stage of the proceedings and not later on. At the same time, it is not limited only to cases where the applicant/holder has a justified and provable reason for missing a deadline, like in the case of restitutio in integrum. No reason for missing a deadline needs to be proven or even given.

The former version of the second paragraph of Article 67 stipulated that the request for continuation of proceedings had to be filed within two months after the applicant learned of the non-observance of the deadline or its legal consequences, while not setting any other deadline to file the request. In theory, this allowed the applicant to file a request for continuation of proceedings even years after missing the deadline.

In the interest of legal certainty, the amended law now sets the time limits to file the request for continuation of proceedings within two months after the cause for missing the deadline ceased to exist or within two months after the applicant learned that he missed the deadline. However, in no case can this request be filed later than six months after missing the original deadline.

Source: www.petosevic.com


12-17-2013 (Newsletter Issue 18/13)
SIPO Joined Designview
On October 30, the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) joined Designview, online database and search tool created to provide free access to data on designs registered in all participating national offices.
By adding nearly 4,000 Slovenian designs, Slovenia has joined Portugal, Benelux, Estonia, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Latvia and OHIM in the Designview community.

Source: PETOŠEVIĆ


01-27-2010 (Newsletter Issue 6/10)
IP Bulletin Issued Monthly Now
As of January 2010, the Slovenian Industrial Porperty Bulletin will be issued monthly (formerly bi-monthly).

It will be available free of charge in an electronic format at the Slovenian IPO's website on the last workday of the current month.

The 2010 publication dates are: January 29th, February 26th, March 31st, April 30th, May 31st, June 30th, July 30th, August 31st, September 30th, October 29th, November 30th and December 31st.


Source: Slovenian IP Office

Legal basis is the Industrial Property Act; its last amendment came into force on December 6, 2013.
Slovenia is a member of the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. Since May 1st, 2004, Slovenia has been a member of the European Union.
Trademark protection is, except for some minor exceptions, obtained by registration.
Nice classification, 11th edition
Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, emblems, colour or colour combinations, sounds, three-dimensional forms, the three dimensional form of a good or its packaging and any combination of the mentioned signs.
The following trademark types are registrable: trademarks (covering goods and/or services) and collective trademarks.
The application is filed with the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office.
Multiple-class applications are possible.
Foreign applicants need a local agent.
A non-legalised power of attorney is sufficient.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of absolute grounds for refusal (e.g. distinctiveness, descriptiveness, deceptiveness), but no search for prior trademarks.
The processing time from first filing to registration is approx. 5 to 12 months. Before registration, the trademark application is published in a monthly “Bilten za industrijsko lastnino”.
National:
The opposition period is 3 months from publication of the trademark application.


Details regarding the Opposition Period against designation of IR Mark are available in our publication on this topic here
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
The grace period for renewals is 6 months from the expiration date of the trademark.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
If the trademark has not been used within 5 years from registration or has later not been used for 5 consecutive years, it may be subject to cancellation.


Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
The official fee is EUR 100.00 for up to three classes and EUR 20.00 for each additional class.
Registration fees amount to EUR 150.00 for up to three classes and EUR 50.00 for each additional class.


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MSA IP - Milojevic, Sekulic & Associates



Milan Milojevic

Milan Milojevic
Terazije 29/V
11000 Belgrade
Serbia (RS)
Tel +381 11 785 68 20
Fax +381 11 414 09 90
tm@msa-iplaw.com
www.msa-iplaw.com

MSA IP – Milojevic, Sekulic and Associates is a boutique law firm which specializes in prosecution and litigation of trademarks, patents, designs, as well as in enforcement of Intellectual Property rights in the region of Southeast Europe. From its head office in Belgrade, Serbia, MSA IP directs and coordinates the work of its local offices in nine countries in the region, as well as the work of its associated firms in other neighboring countries.

Its expertise encompasses all areas of Intellectual Property law to include:
- Providing opinions on the registrability of trademarks, patents and designs
- Searches
- Filing, prosecution and maintenance
- Assignments and licensing
- Enforcing intellectual property rights through litigation, negotiation and arbitration
- Anti-counterfeiting activities
- Domain name registrations and dispute resolution

MSA IP is the winner of numerous industry awards, including the Client Choice Award in 2015 and the ACQ award for Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year Award in 2016.

Mark-Inventa Co., Ltd.



Dusan Djukic

Dusan Djukic
Glinska ulica 14
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia (SI)
Tel + 386 1 4266 503
Fax + 386 1 2510 508
office@mark-inventa.si
www.mark-inventa.com

Mark-Inventa Co., Ltd. is a law office, residing in Slovenia, providing exclusively IP and related services in over 30 jurisdictions, generally in the Eastern Europe and CIS countries, for over 20 years now.

We represent several of the world’s top corporations and cover all aspects of Intellectual Property matters from preliminary searches, preparing, drafting and filing applications up to bringing the applications to the grant stage, as well as renewal of IP rights. We also act before international IP offices EPO, OHIM and WIPO in all IP matters including patent, trade mark and design applications, oppositions and renewals on behalf of our clients. We are also domains registrar for Slovenia (country code .si) and provide domain registration in several other countries.

We have built up quite large network of associates in these countries, allowing us to provide some unique services and a worldwide approach to the protection of IP portfolios.

Our specialty is managing simultaneous filing of trademark applications as well as filing PCT national/regional applications and requests for validation of European patents in multiple jurisdictions.

Zivko Mijatovic & Partners



Djura Mijatovic


Živko Mijatovic & Partners d.o.o.
Kotnikova 5
1000 Ljubljana
Tel: +386 1 431 90 44
Fax: +386 1 431 41 28
slovenia@zm-p.com
www.zm-p.com

Our law firm was established in 1939 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia as a general practice law firm. It has grown progressively and today, we have ten offices in nine European countries.

Our services are provided through the network of ZMP offices which cover the Balkan Peninsula, Central Eastern Europe as well as the whole EU via our office in Alicante, Spain the home of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM).

Over the last thirty years, the primary activity of our office has been the protection, via prosecution and litigation, of all Intellectual Property rights. Nonetheless, our activity still embraces other fields of law and consequently we are at your disposal to provide you with full range of services in the field of Commercial Law and Corporate Law in all the countries of The Balkans.

Our constant presence in eight different neighbouring countries of the Balkans, allows us to provide our clients with immediate and simultaneous service in two to eight different countries of the region, by simply contacting one of our offices. That is why the services we provide are unique in the region.

Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology (SIPO)
Kotnikova 6
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Tel +386 1 620 31 00
Fax +386 1 620 31 10
Mail sipo@uil-sipo.si
www.uil-sipo.si

European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Avenida de Europa, 4
03008 Alicante
Spain
Tel +34 965 139 100
Fax +34 965 131 344
Mail information@euipo.europa.eu
www.euipo.europa.eu


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
34, Chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
Tel +41 22 33 89 11 1
Fax +41 22 73 35 42 8
www.wipo.int