Country code: RO
Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine
Area: total: 237,500 sq km (land: 230,340 sq km; water: 7,160 sq km)
Population: 22,271,839 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Bucharest
Languages: Romanian (official), Hungarian, German
Currency: leu
Religions: Eastern Orthodox 87%, Protestant 6.8%, Catholic 5.6%, other 0.4%
Industries: textiles and footwear, light machinery and auto assembly, mining, timber, construction materials, metallurgy, chemicals, food processing, petroleum refining
Agriculture - products: wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, sunflower seed, potatoes, grapes, eggs, sheep
Exports - commodities: textiles and footwear, metals and metal products, machinery and equipment, minerals and fuels
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment 23%, fuels and minerals 12%, chemicals 9%, textile and products 19%





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1. Applicant’s name and address

2. One representation of the mark or 10 if the mark has graphical elements

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 or the International publication

4. Priority data (if priority is claimed)

5. PCT Request

 


Filing requirements:

1. Applicant’s name, address and nationality

2. Name and address of the author

3. Description of the design

4. Drawings or photographs of the design (at least 10, 60x60 mm)

5. 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 two months from the filing date

 

Can be filed later:

6. International Search Report

7. Internat. Prelimin. Exam. Report

8. Power of Attorney, no notarization

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

10. Declaration (or Assignment) of Inventor’s – notarization required

 

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. Assignment, when the Applicant is not the Inventor

 

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

 

Validation of a European Patent:

1. Copy of Druck-exemplar

2. Power of Attorney

3. EPO form 2006

4. EPO form 2004

5. EPO form 2005

6. Copy of the granted patent

 

Duration of protection: 10 years

 

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

 

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

 

Renewal: three times for a period of 5 years

 

Assignment:

1. 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. 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. 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

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney –     extension of EP

Declaration of     Inventorship

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

Author’s Declaration

 

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