The registration of a trademark in Liechtenstein
can be done at the State Trademark Office. The companies who function in this country and need to obtain protection for an international trademark
can utilize as well the W.I.P.O system (WORLD Intellectual Property Organization). Through the application procedure, the proposed trademark
is checked for authenticity and whether it fulfils the regulations imposed by the Liechtenstein government in matters of intellectual property. You can confidently rely on our law firm in Liechtenstein
for a professional preparation of the documents in view of trademark registration in Liechtenstein
How to register a trademark in Liechtenstein
The institution which deals with trademark verification, registration and certification is the Liechtenstein Trademark and Design Office (AVW). The procedure of trademark registration consists of several steps.
After the opening of a company in Liechtenstein
, the owner can employ a design company in order to elaborate together the specific brand image and trademark for the company
. Consequently the owner might complete the application for trademark registration
, by providing the name and the contact details of the company as well as a description of the main commercial activities of the company. One of the requirements is that the connection between the proposed trademark
and the line of the company must be evident.
The verification procedure implies checking the authenticity of the visual as well as the conceptual elements of the trademark. This process can take almost one year, and when it receives approval, it is published by the Office of National Economy.
Trademark legislation in Liechtenstein
The main act that regulates the conditions for trademark registration in Liechtenstein
is the Law regarding the Protection of Trademarks and Geographical Indications (Trademark Act). According to the law, the main purpose of a trademark
is to offer to the public a sign which can help the buyers differentiate between goods and services provided by different enterprises. Investors
must respect this requirement when they develop their trademark in Liechtenstein
According to the same law, you are allowed to access the Trademark Register at any time in order to inspect trademarks of other companies. The information contained in the Register is open to the public and, if anyone intends to obtain more details, the person can request extracts of the accreditation documents. This grants the credibility of the brands which operate on the Liechtenstein market.
We kindly invite you to contact
one of our Liechtenstein lawyers
in order to explain you in detail the registration procedure for trademarks in Liechtenstein