Amendments to the Macedonian Trademark Law
Recent amendments affect deadlines by which one can respond to refusal decisions issued by the PTO.
The amendments are part of the new and recently finalized Macedonian Trademark Act. They affect both national and international deadlines for responding to refusal decisions issued by the Macedonian PTO.
For national applications in Macedonia, the deadline to respond to a refusal decision is 30 days, with a possible 6-month extension of time.
By the same amendment, international applicants designating Macedonia now have a 3-month deadline to respond to a refusal decision. However, there is no possibility to extend this 3-month period.
For more information on the new Trademark Law in Macedonia, please contact our Macedonia representative.