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Croatia Trademark Registration Costs and Procedures (2017)

Croatia Trademark Registration Costs and Registration Procedures

The legal basis of Croatia trademark is the Trademarks Act and Acts on Amendments to the Trademarks Act. Croatia is a member of the Paris Convention, the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. Croatia adopts first-to-file basis for trademark protection. A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application and could be renewed for 10 years before the expiry date.

1. Croatia Trademark Registration Fees
Fees (USD)
Step 1: Pre-filing Search
First three classes (word) 620
First three classes (device) 680
Each additional class 50
(1) Pre-filing search is not compulsory in Croatia.
(2) Pre-filing search is limited to the State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia (SIPO)ís database only.
(3) Pre-filing search report is delivered in 15 working days by email.
Step 2: Trademark Registration Request
First three classes 910
Each additional class 90
(1) Fees cover both our service fees and official filing fees.
(2) Fees for trademark registration request listed above cover no more than 20 items of products or services in each class. Each item in excess of 20 will be charged with an extra fee of USD10.
Step 3: Final Registration/Certificate
First three classes (up to 3 pages) 1,300
Each additional class 120
Each additional page of the certificate in excess of 3 10
(1) The fixed fees quoted above apply only to trademark applications which are unopposed and proceed without complication.

All fees quoted above do not include delivery fees, translation fees, miscellaneous for photocopies and travel expenses if any.


Fee for claiming priority is USD80.

2. Calculation of Registration Costs

Example 1>: One mark one class
If you want to have your trademark "ABC" registered in Class 25 (clothing, footwear, headgear), that is, one mark one class, the total fees for trademark pre-filing search, registration request and certificate are:

Pre-filing search: USD620
Request for registration: USD910
Final registration/Certificate: USD1,300

Example 2: One mark four classes
If you want to have your trademark "ABC" registered in Class 7 (machines and machine tools etc), Class 25 (clothing, footwear, headgear), Class 26 (ribbons and braid) and Class 27 (carpets, rugs and mats), that is, one mark four classes, the total fees for trademark pre-filing search and registration request and certificate are:

Pre-filing search: 620 + 50 = USD670
Request for registration: 910 + 90 = USD1,000
Final registration/Certificate: 1,300 + 120 = USD1,420

Example 3: Two marks one class
If you want to have your trademarks "ABC" and "DEF" registered in Class 25 (clothing, footwear, headgear), that is, two marks one class, the total fees for trademark pre-filing searches, registration requests and certificates are:

Pre-filing searches: 620 + 620 = USD1,240
Request for registrations: 910 + 910 = USD1,820
Final registrations/Certificates: 1,300 + 1,300 = USD2,600

The costs illustrated in the examples above are based on the assumption of a smooth application, that is, no objection being raised by the SIPO or any other third party. Also, the costs stated above exclude courier charges for sending the Power of Attorney, delivery of Certificate of Registration upon acceptance of registration, translation fees, miscellaneous for photocopies and travel expenses if any.

It is further assumed that the certificate is less than 3 pages and the number of items of products included in each class is no more than 20. Each additional item after the first 20 is charged at a fee of USD10.

3. Materials Required for Filing of Trademark Application in Croatia
(1) A Power of Attorney (to be provided by Kaizen) simply signed by the applicant.
(2) A duly completed trademark search/registration order form (to be provided by Kaizen).

A soft copy of the trademark in JPEG format.


A copy of identity proof of the applicant (passport for individuals and Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation for companies).


A certified copy of the priority document and its certified Croatian translation when priority is claimed (extra charge will be charged for filing priority claim documents).

4. Croatia Trademark Application Procedures

Kaizen acknowledges the information including the specimens of mark, its goods/services and registration details, then provides the latest quotation, preliminary advice and classifies your goods/services;


After the quotation has been confirmed, client will be required to complete our Trademark Search/ Registration Order Form and send it back to Kaizen by email, fax or post;

(3) Once receipt of the payment for pre-filing search, Kaizen will conduct the pre-filing search (if requested). The search report will be sent to client within 15 working days (based on the duration of the official search);

Client could refer to our analysis and suggestion in the search report and decide whether to file the application. Kaizen will file trademark application to the SIPO upon receipt of your payment and instruction;


The SIPO will conduct a search of the trademarks records to see if the same or similar trademark has already been registered or been applied for by another trader in the same or similar class. They will also see if the trademark satisfies the registration requirements laid down in the Trademarks Act and Trademarks Regulations. If the requirements for registration are not met, the Examiner will object to the mark;


Once your trademark has been accepted for registration, it will be published on the Croatian Intellectual Property Gazette;


If no objection by a third party, a registration certificate will be issued by the SIPO. We will review and send the certificate to you.

5. Time scale

Currently it takes around 9 - 12 months to get a trademark registered in Croatia in a smooth case.

6. Payment Term and Payment Method

Our fees for each stage of an application are to be invoiced and settled before the commencement of each stage of service. If a China or Taiwan Value-Added Tax invoice is required, 7% or 5% additional charge will be incurred.

We currently accept cheque, cash, TT and credit card through Paypal (5% additional charge will incur for paypal). Please click here for payment methods.

7. Refund Policy

No refund of fees will be made after the commencement of services. For example, if we have conducted a pre-filing search and found an identical mark is already in the register, the application will not be proceeded, the fees for pre-filing search will not be refunded. If we have already filed an application and the application is objected by the SIPO or any other party or refused, there will not be any refunded of fees.

In case you have paid our fees for all three stages of an application and the search result indicates that an identical mark is already in the register, the application will not be proceeded. The fees for services not performed, i.e., filing for application and issuing of certificate of registration will be refunded, after deducting bank wiring charge.

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