Here you can find all the information you need to complete your Swedish trademark application in paper format. It is cheaper if you apply using our online service instead.
About the online service
When you apply for trademark protection, you should use the form “Application for registration of a trademark”. You can only apply for one trademark per form.
Information regarding applicant and agent (if any)
An application can have one or more applicants. If you are several people applying together, you must all fill in your names and addresses. Also name a contact person. If you have an agent, you must state the agent's name and address.
Choice of trademark and reproduction of the mark
In your application, you must state which type of trademark you want to apply for. We recognize five types of mark: word mark, figurative mark, three-dimensional mark, sound mark and collective, guarantee or control mark.
You must also attach your proposed trademark. We assess your trademark based on your application. Therefore, be careful how you design the mark and make sure that the reproductions of it are clear.
Once you have filed your application, it is not possible to change the trademark in such a way that its overall impression changes. If you want to do so, a new application is required.
Statutes and minutes
Associations, foundations and other organizations which are not registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office must submit documents showing that they are living legal persons. Documents such as, for example, an extract from the minutes and statutes. The associations which must be registered with the Swedish Tax Agency should indicate their registration number in the application and attach a registration certificate.
If you have applied for registration of the same mark in another country, you can claim priority within six months. That means you can count the date you filed your first application as the filing date for your Swedish application too. That can be significant for whether or not your trademark can be registered, for example, if someone has filed an application for a similar trademark at the same time as or just before you. Under the heading “Additional information” in your application, you must state the date, country and application number.
Goods and services
When you complete your application, you must state which goods or services you want to register your trademark for, as that information is the basis for your protection. You must also state which class or classes your goods or services belong to.
The difference in registering a trademark in a goods or services class can be described as follows. If it is the name of a shop that is going to sell bikes and mopeds, then it is the retailer's services regarding these goods in class 35 that are relevant. If, however, you are going to sell bikes and mopeds where the product itself will carry your trademark, then it is bikes and mopeds in class 12 that you should seek for protection for. Goods classes are mainly divided according to the material that the goods are made of, whereas service classes are divided according to profession or what the service provides.
Not possible to expand the scope afterwards
You cannot make any changes which mean that the goods or services list is expanded once your application has been filed with us. However, it is possible to delete products or services which are no longer relevant and revise the list so that it has a narrower scope than in your original application.
Current fee and your payment method
When you file your application, you have to pay a filing fee. The filing fee consists of a basic fee and an additional fee for each class beyond the first. Therefore, it is the number of goods and services classes in your application that determines how high the fee will be. You must state your method of payment in the application.
Name and signature
Your application must be signed in the original by you or your agent. The application becomes a public document once you have filed it with us at PRV.