The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has recently
published its annual report for 2015, which shows a decline in
national patent, trademark and design applications.
The most significant drop was observed in terms of national
patent applications, from 459 in 2014 to 311 in 2015.
The report also shows a significant decrease in national design
applications, namely a 17 and 30 percent decrease in comparison to
2014 and 2013, respectively.
In 2015, the number of national trademark applications filed
with the SIPO decreased by approximately 1.7 percent. However, the
SIPO registered 2.7 percent more national trademarks in 2015
compared to 2014.
Interestingly, only 59 oppositions were filed against national
trademark applications, which is 30 percent less than in 2014 and
also the lowest number of oppositions in the last five years. In
addition, the number of oppositions filed against international
trademark registrations fell by 50 percent compared to 2014.
The report also shows a decrease in the number of lawsuits
against SIPO's decisions filed with the Administrative Court of
the Republic of Slovenia. Only five administrative lawsuits with
respect to trademark decisions were filed in 2015, while 10 were
filed in 2014.
Prepared by: Barbara Mencin
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