If you want your name, slogan or logo to be recognized nationally, you must register with OSIM (State Office for Inventions and Trademarks). The registration procedure for a brand at a European level is similar to the one at national level, but with higher costs because it is not done on Romanian territory. In the case of a national trademark registration, the law 84/1998 clearly defines the mark as follows: a graphic representation sign with the role of distinguishing the products / services of a legal or physical entity from those of other persons.
Our Romanian lawyers are ready to assist those who are interested in making this registration.
The following can become trademarks:
- Any combination of the above
Our lawyers in Romania can help you with additional information.
Types of brands, depending on their graphic representation:
The team specializing in intellectual property at our Romanian law firm can give you more details.
The validity of a trademark, once registered, is 10 years and can be renewed for the same period in order to protect some symbols, words or drawings that individualize certain services or products. The protection of trademarks registered with OSIM extends throughout Romania, for the protection on the territory of the European Union, it is necessary to register at European level.
The registration may be requested individually or jointly with a person (directly or through a trustee) in accordance with the law, but if the person requesting the registration does not have his seat or domicile in Romania, representative representation is required. The necessary documents are listed below by our Romanian lawyers:
The related fees must be paid previously if the application is completed online or directly at the OSIM registry in case of PDF download and subsequent filing. The application fee is 44 lei, the publishing fee is 132 lei for black and white or 441 lei for color marks. We advise those interested to seek updated information from the team at our law firm in Romania.
Clearance fees for the trademark will be decided by OSIM's Trademark Department by paying 132 MDL if the applicant is not sure where it falls under the International Classification of Marks in Nice.
European trademark registration is also on the EUIPO page, also through an online form where the applicant's data, the brand name and graphic representation of the brand and the products / services for which the trademark registration is required must be filled in. Required documents are sent by post to EUIPO - Spain, Alicante, str Avenida de Europa no 4, and the fees applied are around 850 euros for a basic class.
Our lawyers in Romania can provide complete assistance during this process. Please contact us for more information.