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Design and trade mark representatives represent the parties only in the proceedings relating to the acquisition, maintenance and other requirements in connection with designs, trade marks and geographical indications for non-food products. In proceedings relating to the rights under Industrial Property Act (ZIL-1), design and trade mark representatives may also represent parties before courts and other state authorities if they meet the requirements laid down by the regulations governing representation before the courts and other state authorities. The authorising person may authorise one or more design and trade mark representatives for all or some of the acts in proceedings before the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (hereinafter: the Office).

Prior to the commencement of the representation activity related to designs, trade marks and geographical indications for non-food products, design and trade mark representatives must register in the Register of Design and Trade Mark Representatives kept by the Office. Persons with university degree, who are not attorneys, must pass the design and trade mark representative examination before the Office.

Conditions

  • The Office keeps the Register of Design and Trade Mark Representatives. Application for registration in the Register must include:

    • Applicant’s data (surname, name, address and education): if the applicant is a sole trader or a legal person, an extract from the Slovenian Business Register or from the court register (both are kept by the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES)) shall be obtained ex officio by the Office in accordance with the third paragraph of Article 66 of the General Administrative Procedure Act (ZUP). If the applicant is a natural person, the Office shall also obtain this personal data on the basis of the third paragraph of Article 66 ZUP from the official records; however, if the applicant declares that he/she prohibits the Office to obtain these personal data from the official records or that he/she wishes to obtain these data by himself/herself, the applicant must provide appropriate supporting documents showing his/her details;
    • The attached supporting documents proving the compliance with the requirements (university degree and certificate of design and trade mark representative examination passed before the Office or a proof that the applicant is an attorney or, in the case of a law firm, a proof that the applicant is a law firm);
    • Proof of the fee payment;
    • Proof of employment of a person meeting the requirements for a design and trade mark representative who has a university degree and has passed a design and trade mark representative examination before the Office (legal persons only);
    • List of persons meeting the requirements for a design and trade mark representative who have a university degree and have passed a design and trade mark representative examination before the Office (legal persons only).

    The following data are entered in the Register of Design and Trade Mark Representatives:

    • Type of representative: design and trade mark representative;
    • Registration number;
    • Date of registration;
    • Data on the representative (in the case of a natural person: surname, name, address and education);
    • Data on the representative (in the case of a legal person: registered name, registered office and list of natural persons meeting the requirements for a design and trade mark representative (who have a university degree and have passed the design and trade mark representative examination before the Office), and employed by the legal person, including their data (surname, name and education)). 

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Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad

There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU:

Cross-border provisions of profession

Performance of the profession in Slovenia is not possible on Cross-border/temporary basis.
Last modified:
8. 9. 2021