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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.



PROPOSALS/POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS (EXAMPLES FROM HARMONISED DATABASE) TO THE TERMS LISTED ABOVE.

Class 6: Construction elements of metal; building materials of metal;

Class 7: Agricultural machines; machines for processing plastics; milking machines;

Class 14: Works of art of precious metal;

Class 16: Filtering materials of paper;

Class 17: Rings of rubber;

Class 18: Briefcases [leather goods];

Class 20: Door fittings, made of plastics; figurines of wood;

Class 37: Shoe repair; repair of computer hardware; installation of doors and windows; installation of burglar alarms;

Class 40: Treatment of toxic waste; air purification;

Class 45: Personal background investigations; personal shopping for others; adoption agency services.

Representation before the Office

Local representation by a patent agent is required, when a person does not have a domicile or establishment in Poland.
List of local representatives.

Collective and Guarantee Marks

Regulations governing the use of the mark must be sent directly to the Patent Office, by a representative established in Poland within two months from the date of notification by the International Bureau to the Office of Poland of the international registration or subsequent designation, as the case may be. This period can be extended to a maximum of five months.

Replacement

No specific requirement - a fee of 50 PLN is charged by the Patent Office.

Transformation

The Office examines the transformed mark only on formalities. The holder must pay a transformation fee of 550 PLN.

Maintenance Requirement

None.

Licenses

Recording in the International Register in of trademarks licenses related to international registration is effective in Poland.

Last updated on: September 15, 2014

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