Trademarks—Slovenia—Q&A guide

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  • Trademarks—Slovenia—Q&A guide
  • 1. What is the primary legislation governing trademarks in your jurisdiction?
  • 2. Which international trademark agreements has your jurisdiction signed?
  • 3. Which government bodies regulate trademark law?
  • 4. Who may apply for registration?
  • 5. What may and may not be protected and registered as a trademark?
  • 6. Can trademark rights be established without registration?
  • 7. Is a famous foreign trademark afforded protection even if not used domestically? If so, must the foreign trademark be famous domestically? What proof is required? What protection is provided?
  • 8. What are the benefits of registration?
  • 9. What documentation is needed to file a trademark application? What rules govern the representation of the mark in the application? Is electronic filing available? Are trademark searches available or required before filing? If so, what procedures and fees apply?
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Trademarks—Slovenia—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to trademarks in Slovenia published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: August 2020).

Authors: Zivko Mijatovic & Partners—Petra Sever; Metka Malis Furlan

1. What is the primary legislation governing trademarks in your jurisdiction?

The primary legislation governing trademarks is the Slovenian Industrial Property Act (as amended up to 29 March 2020).

2. Which international trademark agreements has your jurisdiction signed?

The most relevant international trademark agreements are as follows:

  1. the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights;

  2. the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization;

  3. the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property;

  4. the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks;

  5. the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks;

  6. the Common Regulations under the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement;

  7. the Trademark Law Treaty and Regulations;

  8. the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks;

  9. the Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks; and

  10. the Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol.

3. Which government bodies regulate trademark law?

One of the main tasks of the IP office is the preparation of legal regulations in the field of intellectual

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