Processing of applications of trademarks

For new applications, it currently takes around  3-4 months for you to get feedback. You then receive a letter or email notifying you that your trademark has been registered or you receive an order.

This is how it works

1. PRV receives the application

When your application has been received, PRV starts to check the criteria that must be met for you to be given a filing date. When your application has been given a filing date, the application becomes visible in the Swedish Trade Mark Database.

2. Examination

We check that your application meets the guidelines in place. If we find impediments to registering your mark, you receive an order. This is a letter in which we notify you why we are not able to register the application. The impediments need not be definitive – you are given the order to enable you to do something about them. You do so by replying to the order. 

Read more about guidelines

3. Decision 

Now we make a decision to register, dismiss or refuse the case. 

4. Registration

When the application has been completed correctly and there are no impediments, we make a decision to register your trademark. This is when the opposition period of 3 months starts. This means that your registration is not fully definitive until after the 3 months. Now you have the exclusive right to the trademark for 10 years and can renew it any number of times.

When your trademark is registered, it is entered in our trademark register. In addition, a notice is published in the Swedish Trade Mark Gazette.

Swedish Trademark Database

Link to the Swedish Trade Mark Gazette

5. Opposition

If an opposition to your trademark is received, you will have the opportunity to respond to the content of the opposition before PRV decides the matter.

This is how an opposition works

6. Monitor your trademark 

It is important to regularly monitor which trademarks are registered so that nobody else registers a trademark that can be confused with yours. 

More about monitoring