World Intellectual Property Organization

Austria (AT)

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Miscellaneous

Nice Classification

The Office does not accept the following terms of the Class Headings listed below.

TERMS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE CLEAR AND PRECISE:

Class 6: Goods of common metal not included in other classes;

Class 7: Machines;

Class 14: Goods in precious metals or coated therewith;

Class 16: Goods made from paper and cardboard;

Class 17: Goods made from rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos and mica;

Class 18: Goods made of these materials [leather and imitations of leather];

Class 20: Goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics;

Class 37: Repair; installation services;

Class 40: Treatment of materials;

Class 45: Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.

Representation before the Office

Local representation (attorney at law, a patent attorney, a notary or anyone having residence) is required if the holder of an international registration does not have a residence or an industrial establishment in Austria.
List of local representatives:
http://www.patentanwalt.at/
http://www.oerak.or.at/www/getFile.php
http://www.notar.at/notar/de/portal/

Collective and Guarantee Marks

Regulations governing the use of a collective mark must be sent to the Office within four months from the date the provisional refusal is sent in this regard (extendable).

Replacement

No specific procedure. Recording upon request.

Transformation

Other than formalities, in certain cases the Office examines applications resulting from transformation on absolute grounds also. The following fees are required: application fee of 300 Euro for three classes; 72 Euro for each additional class.

Maintenance Requirement

Not required.

Licenses

Last updated on: May 6, 2014

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