Country code: SI
Location: Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia
Area: total: 20,273 sq km (water: 122 sq km; land: 20,151 sq km)
Population: 1,935,677 (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Ljubljana
Languages: Slovenian 91%, Serbo-Croatian 6%, other 3%
Currency: tolar
Religions: Roman Catholic (Uniate 2%) 70.8%, Lutheran 1%, Muslim 1%, atheist 4.3%, other 22.9%
Industries: ferrous metallurgy and aluminum products, lead and zinc smelting, electronics (including military electronics), trucks, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals, machine tools
Agriculture - products: potatoes, hops, wheat, sugar beets, corn, grapes, cattle, sheep, poultry
Exports - commodities: manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food
Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, chemicals, fuels and lubricants, food





Filing requirements:

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

 

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

 

National phase of a PCT application:

Filing of a national phase of PCT applications is not possible. It is only possible to designate Slovenia through designation of an European Patent and to validate an EP patent in Slovenia, 3 months after the grant.

 

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

 

Examination:

- patent - issued after formal examination - valid for 20 years if the Applicant submits an evidence that the same patent was granted in EPO or in other countries

 

Renewals: 4 times for a period of 5 years

 

 

 

Annuities:

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

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

 

 

 

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, notarization is required

 

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, notarization is required

 

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, notarization is required

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

Assignment     Declaration

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

Forms:

Power of Attorney

 

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