Opposition

PRV announce registered trademarks in The Swedish Trademark Gazette so that the public have a possibility to oppose to new registrations.

Someone might claim that they have an earlier right to a conflicting trademark, or that they have a previously well-established right or that the trademark is registered in bad faith.

Whoever wants to object needs to send in an opposition to PRV within three months from the date of publication.

If someone opposes to a registration the owner of the trademark is always given the opportunity to give a response before PRV makes the final decision.

Whoever gets an opposition against their trademark registration can ask PRV to send the opponent a letter requesting proof of use. 

Read more about proof of use

Decisions made by PRV can be appealed to The Patent and Market Court.

If more than three months have passed from the date of publication you can no longer oppose to a trademark registration. In that case you can petition to get the registration cancelled, either by applying for revocation to PRV or filing a petition for cancellation to The Patent and Market Court.

Time to response for oppositions

(against national and international registrations)

A decision can be expected within three months after the correspondence between the parties is completed.  

Trademark opposition, online service (external website)