Austria (AT)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute grounds only.

Opposition Procedure

Three months commencing on the first day of the month following publication in the WIPO Gazette (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Four months from the date of notification of the provisional refusal (extendable).

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

Appeal to the Oberlandesgericht Wien within 2 months after receipt of the confirmation of the provisional refusal.

Last updated on: May 6, 2014