The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MK)

Contact for all matters relating to the Hague System

State Office of Industrial Property of the Republic of Macedonia (SOIP)
Str. 11 Oktomvri No. 25
1000 Skopje

Contact Person/Point: Mrs. Slobodanka Trajkovska, Head of Section for Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications
Telephone: +389 2 3 103 601
Telephone: +389 2 3 103 606
E-mail: slobodankat@ippo.gov.mk
E-mail: mail@ippo.gov.mk
Web site: http://www.ippo.gov.mk

Opening hours

Monday to Friday8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

General Information

Membership in the Hague Agreement

Act(s)Entry into Force
Geneva Act (1999)March 22, 2006
The Hague Act (1960)March 18, 1997

Declaration(s) made by the Contracting Party

Prohibition of filing through the Office Article 4(1)(b)
Maximum duration of protection under the national law Article 17(3)(c)
Maximum duration of protection for industrial designs Rule 36(2)

Hague Information Notices

Jan 13, 2006Accession to the 1999 Act: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (HAGUE/2006/2)doc: Accession to the 1999 Act:  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia pdf: Accession to the 1999 Act:  The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Jun 21, 2012Declaration made under Article 4(1)(b) of the 1999 Act: the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (HAGUE/2012/8)doc: Declaration made under Article 4(1)(b) of the 1999 Act:  the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia pdf: Declaration made under Article 4(1)(b) of the 1999 Act:  the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

If an International Application is Filed through the Office

Indirect Filing

An international application may not be filed through this Office.

Filing Language

Not applicable.

Application Fee

Not applicable.

Transmittal Fee

Not applicable.

Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated

Republication

The Office does not republish the international registration.

Examination Procedure

The Office carries out an examination as to novelty following opposition by third parties.

Opposition Period

Ninety days from the date the international registration is published in the International Designs Bulletin (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

Sixty days from the date of receipt of the notification (extendable for six months).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Creator requirements

The creator of the industrial design must be a natural person.

Priority documents

Not applicable.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may not file documents or appear before the Office directly. Local representation is required. A list of representatives is available from the Office, or at:
http://www.ippo.gov.mk/EN/Representatives.aspx

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

National and/or Regional Legislation

Law on Industrial Property

Industrial Design Regulation

Last updated on: January 24, 2017