Laws and regulations

Here you can find links to laws and regulations concerning trademarks.

Trademarks Act (2010:1877)

The Trademarks Act includes for instance general regulations and basic requirements for trademark registrations. 

The Trademarks Act (external website)

English translation (external website)

The Trademarks Regulation (2011:594)

The Trademarks Regulation includes detailed regulations about the trademark registry, about what a trademark application must include, about trademark fees and more.

Trademarks Regulation (external website)

English translation (external website)

PRVFS 2018:8 V12

PRV has regulations about the application process, representation of trademarks and the opposition process concerning genuine use.

PRVFS 2018:7 V11

PRV’s regulations concerning electronic transmission and signing in trademark applications.

Act on the Protection of Certain International Distinctive Emblems of Medical Aid etc (1953:771)

This act regulates the use of the symbol of The Red Cross, for instance.

Act on the Protection of Certain International Distinctive Emblems of Medical Aid (external website)

Act on Protection for Coats of Arms and Certain Other Official Signs (1970:498)

This act regulates the use of national coats of arms, flags, the symbol of The UN and registration of municipal coats of arms.

Act on Protection for Coats of Arms and Certain Other Official Signs (external website)

Ordinance on Certain Official Designations (1976:100)

This ordinance includes regulations about protection for the symbols of intergovernmental organizations and regulations about PRV’s handling of applications for permission to use Swedish Official Designations.

Ordinance on Certain Official Designations (external website)

New trademark types - EUIPO

Joint notice from EUIPO about representation of new trademark types: 

Joint Notice (pdf 456 kB)

Overview of file formats (pdf 88 kB)