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What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Slovakia?

Here is the sequence of trademark application in Slovakia: 

  1. Examination – The application will be examined based on:
    • Classification
    • Formality
    • Deceptiveness
    • Descriptiveness
    • Distinctiveness
    • Conflict with earlier registrations
    • Compatibility with moral principles and public order
    • Conflict with flags/symbols/names of states/nations/regions/international organizations
    • Conflict with coat of arms or emblems
    • Conflict with religious symbols
  2. Publication – Important information about the registration will be posted online and in print. This is the time for third parties to initiate an opposition case.
    • Mark
    • Applicant’s name and address
    • Application number and date
    • Goods/services that will be covered
    • Information on priority claim
    • Trademark representation
    • Attorney, representative or agent
  3. Registration – The registration will be granted once the opposition cases are resolved.

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