Protection of intellectual property is becoming increasingly important for long-term successful and profitable operations.

Trademarks

SKOZAR Legal & Venture is a registered representative for trademarks and designs.

We provide you a comprehensive support in the protection of your trademark, from the assessment of registrability to the final registration of the trademark.

We also provide you a full support in the transfer or licensing of rights. In the event of a dispute, we represent you before the registration authorities and courts.

What can we register as a trademark?

Trademark may consist of any signs, in particular words, or of images, letters, numbers, colours, the shape of goods or their packaging, or sounds, provided that they have a distinctive character

Distinctive character means that these signs may differentiate your company’s goods or services from those of other companies.

How can we register a trademark?

We may register a trademark for you as a national (Slovenian), EU or international trademark.

National trademark

National trademark is registered with the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office and provides you with protection in Slovenia.

EU trademark

European trademark (EUTM) is registered with the EU Intellectual Property Office and provides you with protection in the European Union.

International trademark

It is registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The procedure involves the national offices of the countries in which the protection is sought. It provides protection in countries determined by the application for registration or for subsequent extension of protection.

Designs

SKOZAR Legal & Venture is a registered representative for trademarks and designs.

We provide you a comprehensive support in the protection of your design, from the assessment of registrability to the final registration of the design.

We also provide you a full support in the transfer or licensing of rights. In the event of a dispute, we represent you before the registration authorities and courts.

What can we register as a design?

A design is registered for the appearance of a product that is new and has an individual nature

The appearance of a product means the appearance of the whole product or part thereof, which derives from the characteristics of, in particular, lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or the ornaments thereon.

The appearance is new if the same appearance of the product was not previously available to the public. The appearance has an individual nature if the overall impression on an informed user differs from the overall impression made by some other (older) appearances of products.

How can we register a design?

We can register a design for you as a national, European (i.e. Community design) or international design.

National design

National design is registered with the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office and provides you with protection in Slovenia.

Community design

Community design (CD) is registered with the EU Intellectual Property Office and provides you with protection in the European Union.

International design

It is registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The procedure involves the national offices of the countries in which the protection is sought. It provides protection in countries determined by the application for registration.

Copyright and related rights

Copyright protects the holders of rights to works in the field of literature, science, and art.

Thus, for example, copyright covers written works, music, audio-visual works, graphic design works and the like.

There are also related rights that for example performers have.

We provide you support with regulating the relationships between creators of works and/or persons having ordered the work and with the transfer or licensing of rights. In the event of a dispute, we represent you before courts and other bodies.

Is it required to register a copyright?

No. Copyright belongs to the author by the mere fact of creation of a work.

However, appropriate arrangements need to be made in the case of licensing and transfer of rights. Special rules apply when the work is created in the course of an employment relationship.

In some cases, management of copyright is subject to special arrangements, for example, when your copyright is mandatorily managed collectively through organizations. In these cases, it is also necessary to regulate appropriate relationships.

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