Poland (PL)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes notifications of international registration, received from the International Bureau in “Biuletyn Urzędu Patentowego”.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

After registration, for third parties, six months as from the date of publication in “Wiadomości Urzędu Patentowego” (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Five months from the date of receipt of the provisional refusal (extendable).

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

In case of a refusal issued by the Office there is a possibility of lodging a request for reexamination in the Office. A complaint to this decision may be requested at the Regional Administrative Court.

Last updated on: January 27, 2017