Revocation of trademark registration
You have a possibility to apply for revocation of another party’s trademark.
If the trademark was recently registered, you have the possibility to oppose the registration within three months after the trademark was registered. Read more about opposing a trademark here.
If the time for opposition has passed, you instead have the possibility to apply for administrative revocation of the trademark.
The condition to have your application for administrative revocation granted is that the holder of the trademark does not oppose the revocation.
If the holder of the trademark does not want the trademark to be revoked, we will notify you. You then have the possibility to request the matter to be turned over to the Patent and Market Court. They then conduct an assessment and decide if the trademark will be revoked or not.
How to file for administrative revocation
Your application for administrative revocation must include:
- Information on what registration it concerns
- Grounds for revocation
- Information on the parties
If somebody requests revocation of your trademark
If we receive an application for administrative revocation of a trademark, we always contact you as the trademark holder, or your representative, with an order to make a statement within a certain period of time. We also inform you that the matter can be decided even if you do not respond.
If we revoke your trademark
We always send out a decision to revoke a trademark registration to you as the trademark holder, or your representative. If we have revoked your trademark registration, you have the possibility to apply for recovery at the Patent and Market Court. You send your application for recovery within a month of the date of the revocation decision to us at PRV and we turn the matter over to the Patent and Market Court.