Trademarks: Serbia & Montenegro

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, Madrid Agreement, Nice Agreement, Madrid Protocol, TLT.

Classification : Nice classification (8th Edition); Multi-Class Filings.

What is Registrable : Any mark that is used to distinguish goods and/or services, i.e. words, slogans, letters, numbers, images, drawings, combinations of colors, three-dimensional shapes, combinations of such marks, as well as of graphically presentable musical notes.

What is Not Registrable : Scent marks.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes - on both absolute and relative grounds.
Publication : Yes - after registration
Opposition : None
Time Frame for Registration : 1 to 2 years
Registration Term : 10 Years - as of filing date.
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months with 50% fine
Use Requirement for filing : None

Cancellation : Yes - is possible on the ground of non-use and in case of lack of legal conditions for the registration.

Marking Requirements : Not explicitly regulated.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? No
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes


Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Applicant data, list of goods/services, at least one representation of the mark (if
    color is claimed). 
  2. Power of Attorney Simply Signed.
  3. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Simply Signed.
  2. Registration Number & details of the Mark.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of the Attorney simply signed by both assignor and assignee. 
  2. Assignment Deed duly certified by Apostille.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Simply Signed.
  2. License Agreement with its officially certified translation into Serbian language duly certified by Apostille.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Excerpt for the Commercial register duly certified by Apostille.
  2. Power of Attorney simply signed with the new Name and/or Address.


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