Expedited examination of trademark applications abrogated


The expedited examination of national trademark applications and the corresponding official fee were abrogated in Romania on May 26 2014, further to Government Ordinance No 28 of May 20 2014, which amended various laws and regulations with respect to fees and taxes.

Therefore, Article 22, Paragraph 2 of Law No 84/1998 on Trademarks and Geographical Indications, which provided for the expedited examination of trademark applications, further to the payment of additional filing and examination fees, is no longer applicable.

The standard examination timeframe is six months from the date on which the application is published for opposition and observation purposes. The timeframe for expedited examination was three months from the publication date.

Roxana Sarghi, PETOŠEVIC, Bucharest 

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