Country code: HR
Location: Southeastern Europe
Area: total: 56,542 sq km (water: 128 sq km; land: 56,414 sq km)
Population: 4,422,248 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Zagreb
Languages: Croatian 96%, other 4%
Currency: kuna
Religions: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, other 6.5%
Industries: tourism; chemicals and plastics, machine tools, fabricated metal, electronics, pig iron and rolled steel products, aluminum, paper, wood products, construction materials, textiles, shipbuilding, petroleum and petroleum refining, food and beverages
Agriculture - products: wheat, corn, sugar beets, sunflower seed, barley, clover, olives, citrus, grapes, soybeans, potatoes; livestock, dairy products
Exports - commodities: transport equipment, textiles, chemicals, foodstuffs, fuels
Imports - commodities: machinery, transport and electrical equipment, chemicals, fuels and lubricants, foodstuffs





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1. Applicant’s name and address

2. One representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

3. List of goods/services according to the Nice classification

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Inventor’s name and address

3. Specification with claims, abstract and drawings for translation

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name and address of the author

3. Drawings or photographs of the design (at least one set, 3 sets recommended)

4. Priority data (if any)

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no notarization

6. Priority documents (if priority is claimed), to be filed within three months from the filing date

 
 

Validation of European Patent:

1. EPO Form 2006

2. Bibliographical data sheet of the EP

3. specification, claims and drawings for translation into Croatian

4. Signed Power of Attorney, no legalization

   

Use of the mark: compulsory
Non-use period:
5 years after the registration date
Duration of protection: 10 years after the filing date or last renewal date

 

Examination:

- patent - formal and substantial examination - valid for 20 years

- consenzual patent - only formal examination - valid for 10 years

 

Duration of protection: 5 years after the filing date

 

Renewals:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Name of Trademark and Reg. No.

3. Classes and list of goods/services

4. Power of Attorney, no notarization

 

Annuities:

- accumulated and payable at the time of the grant of the patent

- subsequent annuities for granted patents are payable before the anniversary of the filing date

 

Renewal: 4 times for period of 5 years

 

Assignment:

1. Executed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Executed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment form (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Assignment:

1. Executed Powers of Attorney in the name of the Assignor and the Assignee, no legalization

2. Original Assignment form (or its Certified copy) or a signed and sealed Assignment form, notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

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