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Serbia (RS)

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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 on substantive grounds, including an examination on universal novelty.

Opposition Period

None.

Time Limit for Responding to Refusal

One month from the date of notification by the Office (extendable for a maximum of three months provided reasons are given).

Effect as Grant of Protection

The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection, if no refusal has been issued, as from the international registration date. If a refusal (partial or total) has been issued and the refusal has been subsequently withdrawn, the international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may not file documents or appear directly before the Office. Foreign, natural or legal persons must be represented by a representative registered in the Register of Representatives kept by the Office, or by a Serbian lawyer. A Register of Professional Representatives is available from the Office, or at:
http://www.zis.gov.rs/upload/documents/pdf_en/pdf/lista_zastupnika_eng_261211.pdf

Fees payable on division of the international registration

Not applicable.

Last updated on: July 31, 2013

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