International registration – replacement or transformation
Here you can find information about a number of special cases regarding international registrations.
You can find information about the following:
- replacement of a national Swedish trademark registration with an international registration valid in Sweden,
- transformation of an international trademark registration valid in Sweden to a national Swedish trademark application/registration.
- conversion of an international registration that has designated the EU but has been totally or partially refused, to a subsequent designation or a national trademark application in one or more EU countries. In other words, a conversion resulting in a subsequent designation or national application. The possibility to select one or more members of the Madrid Protocol through a subsequent designation or select one or more EU countries through a trademark application is called opting-back.
According to Chapter 5, Section 20 of the Trade Marks Act
According to Chapter 5, Section 22 of the Trade Marks Act
According to Articles 202-206 and 139-141 of the European Union Trade Mark Regulation No. 2017/1001 of June 14, 2017
Trademark and Design Guidelines, EUIPO (external website)
(See part E Register Operations, section 2 Conversion)
Guide to the International Registration of Marks, WIPO (external website)
(See part B, chapter II B.43.01)