Romania's Trademark Law

The Romanian Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indication No. 84/1998 and its implementing regulations protect certain distinctive signs in the form of individual marks, collective marks, and certification marks. In addition, since January 1, 2007, Romanian trademarks are accepted as valid European “community trademarks” and receive protection throughout the EU. The Romanian law 84/1998 and its implementing regulations cover matters related to the eligibility, registration, opposition, enforcement, and cancellation of trademarks and related marks.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What can be registered as trademark and how is the registration process?
How is trademark priority determined in Romania?
Does the OSIM recognize international trademarks?
What is the effective period of registration in Romania?
What are the penalties for trademark infringement?

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