Iceland (IS)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office publishes registration of international registrations and subsequent designations in the official Gazette, the same applies to renewals received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Two months from the publication date in the Patent Gazette of Iceland (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Four months from the date of notification by the Office (extendable).

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

Review and appeal at the Office with the Board of Appeal.
The decisions may be further reviewed in the relevant court.

Last updated on: January 30, 2012