Trademark application Liechtenstein

Trademark registration Liechtenstein

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What are the costs of a trademark registration in Liechtenstein?

The costs of trademark registration in Liechtenstein depend on the number of Nice classes that are relevant to the trademark. Most marks need 1 to 3 classes, but it is possible to get  protection in all of classes 1 through 45 of the Nice classification.


How do you get a trademark registration in Liechtenstein?

In Liechtenstein, you can apply to register your trademark with the Bureau of Intellectual Property or the Office of Economic Affairs (LIPO). It is not mandatory to actually do business in Liechtenstein if you register your brand name. You must regularly show some activity, because if your brand name is unused for too long, the registration will be declared invalid.

You must submit various documents with the application. First of all, it is important that you communicate all contact details, including, for example, a deed of incorporation of your company, or an extract from the Trade Register. In addition, you must hand over your brand name. Make sure it is exactly right. Think of separate colours, shapes or three-dimensional aspects. You also need to show what kind of goods or services you trade under your brand name. After all, in most cases this cannot be deduced from the brand name you use.


Does Liechtenstein use the first-to-file principle?

Without a registration of your brand name, your trade is not protected. In Liechtenstein, the rule applies that the first person to register a trademark also has all the rights of use. Other companies or individuals can therefore register your brand name without any effort and even start offering the same merchandise. Of course you want to avoid that.


Why perform a trademark search before you file your trademark?

To ensure that you are not surprised during the application process or at a later stage, you can use a trademark search. This is a tool that allows you to research which brands already exist on the market that are similar to your trademark. This gives you an idea of the possibilities to use and protect your exclusive brand. Please note, a trademark search for figurative elements is not possible. Only the verbal aspects can be examined.


Why you should have your mark registered

First of all, it is important that the outside world knows from whom they purchase a product or service. You are the rightful owner, and that should be clear. You also have a certain name and quality to monitor, and that will not work if you do not register your brand. Other parties are given free rein and can register your brand name in Liechtenstein, so that you can no longer use it.

Incidentally, third parties can go a step further. They may also copy the services or goods you offer. This can cause a big dent in your image, and we’re not even talking about the sales you miss out on this. You can avoid all these problems by registering your brand name in time.


Why do you have to apply for combined trademarks separately?

If a trade-mark consists of several elements, you must submit separate applications for registration. For example, if you have an image and a word in your logo, only the combination of those parts will be protected during registration. But someone else can safely take over part of your brand name, without this being punishable. Therefore, not only have the entire brand name registered in Liechtenstein, but also all individual parts thereof.

It is possible that someone not only misuses (part of) your brand name, but also markets similar merchandise under that name. In such a case there is talk of confusing resemblance, and luckily you can appeal against that. Whether your defense will be honored is always questionable, since no two situations are the same.


What is the validity period of a trademark in Liechtenstein?

From the moment your application is submitted, the registration of your trademark in Liechtenstein is valid for a period of 10 years. After that you have the option to renew each time for 10 years. You can do this up to 6 months after the expiry date of that period, but you will pay a fee for a late renewal.

It is also possible that you have registered a trademark without actively using it on the market. However, if you do not use your brand name for 5 years or more, your registration will be cancelled. By being active with your brand name from time to time, you can prevent the protection of your brand name from lapses.


Where do you register?

The country where you are located is a fairly obvious place to register your brand name. 

And you also want to secure your place in the countries where the major competitors can be found. Finally, consider risk areas. That is, areas where it is likely that your good name can be abused. Here you also want to protect your brand before it is too late.

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