On 14 October 2016 new official fees for trademark prosecution in Poland entered into force. New law simplifies the rules of calculating the fees and lowers some of them.
The most relevant of the changes are:
- Payment for the trademark filing is now calculated separately for each class of protection (previously it was calculated for three first classes jointly and separately for each additional class);
- Similarly, payment for trademark protection is now the same in each class of protection (previously it was higher for first three classes and lower for all additional classes of protection);
- The official fee for filing an opposition against a trademark application went down by 40% (from PLN 1000 to PLN 600).
Implementation of the new official fees is a consequence of a change of the Polish Industrial Property Law of 15 April 2016 which introduced a new regime for trademark registrations and oppositions, as outlined in our previous post.