Country code: PL
Location: Central Europe, east of Germany
Area: total: 312,685 sq km (water: 8,220 sq km; land: 304,465 sq km)
Population: 38,622,660 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Warsaw
Languages: Polish
Currency: zloty
Religions: Roman Catholic 95% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and other 5%
Industries: machine building, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages, textiles
Agriculture - products: potatoes, fruits, vegetables, wheat, poultry, eggs, pork
Exports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment 30.2%, intermediate manufactured goods 25.5%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 20.9%, food and live animals 8.5%
Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment 38.2%, intermediate manufactured goods 20.8%, chemicals 14.3%, miscellaneous manufactured goods 9.5%





Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. At least one representation of the mark (10 for device marks) (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)

5. Request form PCT/RO/101 (PCT cases)

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Creator’s name and address

3. Description of the design not obligatory, but recommendable

4. Drawings or optionally photos (3 sets recommended)

5. Priority data (if any)

 

Can be filed later:

5. Power of Attorney, no legalization

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

7. Declaration (or Assignment) as to the priority rights if the priority documents are not in the Applicant's name

 

Can be filed later:

6. Power of Attorney, no notarization

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

8. Declaration (or Assignment) as to the priority rights if the priority documents are not in the Applicant's name

9. Declaration (or Assignment) as to the rights to the invention if the Applicant is not the Inventor

10. Allocation of priority rights to claims

 

Can be filed later:

6. Power of Attorney, no legalization

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

8. Declaration (or Assignment) as to the rights on the design, if the Applicant is not the Inventor

9. Declaration (or Assignment) as to the priority rights if the priority documents are not in the Applicant’s name

 

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

 

Examination:

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

Annuities:

- accumulated and due after the grant - subsequent annuities are payable before the anniversary of the filing date

 

Duration: 5 years from 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

 

Validation of a European Patent:

1. EPO Form 2006

2. Copy of the granted patent

3. Drawings and claims for translation

4. Power of Attorney

 

Renewals: 4 times, each time for a period of 5 years

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed 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

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed 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

 

Assignment:

1. Signed and sealed 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

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment of rights     to the patent

Assignment of     priority rights

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment of     priority rights

 

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