NB: A sale or the granting of a licence or lien, for example, does not have to be entered/shown in the trademark register per se in order to be legally valid. However, this is recommended for a variety of reasons, primarily to guarantee that these transactions are broadly publicised.
The registration of an international trademark can
Subsequent designation can be carried out either by making a direct application to WIPO to extend the protection territory (form MM 4) or by applying to the Austrian Patent Office (no form required); in this case, it is essential that all information requested on the form is provided. The protection period for the subsequent designation will expire on the same date as the protection period of the international registration.
You can use either English or French for the subsequent designation. If an application for subsequent designation is made for an international trademark that is based on a basic application, a declaration from the originating office (= Austrian Patent Office) regarding the basic trademark is required in order to confirm that the basic application has matured to registration.
In addition, you can apply to make changes to the register entry in the following cases: the trademark is transferred (wholly or partially) due to a change of owner, or the name (company name change) and/or address changes.
Please refer to the Schedule of Fees in information sheet MA 571 (parts II and III) or the WIPO website for the exact fees payable directly to WIPO for subsequent designation and for other changes to the register entry.
NB: You cannot expand the list of goods and services (which is possible for Austrian trademarks) after filing an application.
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