Dismissal of the trademark application
If you do not respond to your novelty search report within the set time, PRV may dismiss your application.
If you correct the shortcomings and pay a restoration fee within two months after the response times expired, we can resume the processing.
If you think that PRV made a mistake when we dismissed your application, you can appeal the decision instead of requesting restoration. The appeal does not review the actual registration application, but rather if PRV had a legal right for the dismissal decision.
The appeal must be made within two months of the decision date. You must make your appeal to the Patent and Market Court (PMC), but send it to PRV. We examine the decision again and take a position regarding your arguments.
If we stand firm on the decision, the appeal moves on to the Patent and Market Court (PMC).