International protection of trademarks
Trademark protection is obtained on the territorial principle being valid only on the territory of the country in which such right has been granted.
Trademark protection on the territories of other countries may be obtained as follows:
By filing a single application with the competent office of each country on which territory protection is required
By filing a uniform international application under the Madrid system for the International Registration of Marks that provides the possibility to protect the trademark in more than 80 countries by filing one application at the national or regional trademark office of the basic trademark application or registration.
Croatia is a Member of the Madrid Agreement (1891) and Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement (1989).
Any individual or business that applied for or registered trademark in Croatia can file an international application under the Madrid System. Besides the information given at our website, for more details on filing an international application, geographical coverage and fees, please go to the web pages of World Intellectual Property Organisation.
For the entire territory of the European Union by filing an application for an European Union Trade Mark (EUTM) directly to the competent office of the EU: European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or through the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks.
Any individual or business in Croatia can file a EUTM application.
Following the accession of Croatia to the full membership of the European Union, it will be possible to file a EUTM application through the State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia.
Besides the information given at our website, for more details on filing and fees for an application of European Union Trade Mark, please go to the EUIPO’s web pages.