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Mai 27, 2015 (Newsletter Issue 8/15)
Online Design Register Now Available
The Patent and Trademark Office 'Amt für Volkswirtschaft' announced that the office now provides an online design register. The online design register contains active registrations only.

It can be accessed under


Dez 17, 2009 (Newsletter Issue 6/10)
Accession to Singapore Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks: Accession by the Principality of Liechtenstein

The Singapore Treaty will enter into force, with respect to the Principality of Liechtenstein, on March 3, 2010.


Legal basis is the law of December 12, 1996, in its current version as of January 1, 2017 and the regulations of April 1, 1997 in its current version of April 1, 2013.
Liechtenstein is a member of the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration. It can also be acquired by sufficient public recognition (notoriously known trademarks).
Nice classification, 11th edition
Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices and any combination of the mentioned signs as well as three-dimensional forms. Also registrable are colours, colour combinations, sounds, smells, holograms and movement marks provided they can be graphically depicted.
The following trademark types are registrable: individual Trademarks for goods and/or services, collective marks and certification marks.
The trademark applications in Liechtenstein are to be filed at the IP department of the Office for Economics („Amt für Volkswirtschaft“).
Multiple-class applications are possible.
Foreign applicants that are non-Swiss, non-EEA applicants need to be represented by a local agent.
A power of attorney is not required.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration which means that a basic application or registration in a foreign applicant's country is not a prerequisite for filing in Liechtenstein.
The application process includes a formal examination and an examination on absolute grounds of refusal, but no search for prior trademarks. The trademark will be registered if absolute grounds of refusal are not found or have been overcome during examination.
The processing time from first filing to registration is approx. 3-4 months if no objections are raised. Where necessary, a first office action will typically issue within 1 month from filing.
After registration, the trademark will be published online on:
There are no provisions for filing an opposition against a pending trademark application or registration.

Details regarding the Opposition Period against designation of IR Mark are available in our publication on this topic here
Protection begins with the date of application, the right in the trademark and its enforceability, however, start with its registration. A trademark registration is valid for 10 years counted from the date of filing. It is renewable for periods of 10 years.
The grace period for renewals is 6 months from the expiration date of the trademark.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
If the trademark has not been used for a period of 5 consecutive years from registration, it becomes vulnerable to cancellation due to non-use. Protection can be restored by resumption of proper trademark use, provided no cancellation actions have been initiated in the meantime. It shall be noted that proper use of the trademark in either Switzerland or the European Economic Area (EEA) will be held equivalent to its use in Liechtenstein.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
The official fee for filing a trademark application is CHF 400 for up to three classes and CHF 50.00 for each additional class exceeding the third one. No registration or publication fees are payable.

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Patentbüro Paul Rosenich AG

Paul Rosenich

Paul Rosenich
Büro- und Gewerbezentrum BGZ
9497 Triesenberg
Liechtenstein (LI)
Tel + 423 265 33 00
Fax + 423 265 33 01

Paul ROSENICH, Dipl. Ing. NTB, LLM, independent European and national (CH, LI) Patent Attorney, Swiss mediator for IP-Disputes; CEO of PATENTBUERO PAUL ROSENICH INC in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein and in Buchs, Switzerland.

Patentbüro Paul Rosenich AG has been established in 1998.

The main focus of our work is not only drafting and filing of intellectual property rights (in particular Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Domain Names and Licenses), but also defending those rights before IP-Offices and Courts. We also successfully file oppositions, complaints and actions for declaration of invalidity. Of course we also successfully defend in such actions mentioned before. Our Team covers European Patent Attorneys and representatives before the Swiss Patent Office (IGE), the Germany Patent- and Trademark Office (DPMA), the Hungarian Patent Office, the US Patent Office, the Trademark Office of Liechtenstein and the County Court of Liechtenstein. We represent also before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), European Patent Office (EPO) and cooperate with Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law worldwide. We also offer Mediation in the field of intellectual property in our branch office in Buchs SG/Switzerland.

Amt für Volkswirtschaft (AVW)
Postfach 684
9490 Vaduz
Tel +423 236 68 71
Fax +423 236 68 89
Address for visitors:
Haus der Wirtschaft
Poststrasse 1
9494 Schaan

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
34, Chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Tel +41 22 33 89 11 1
Fax +41 22 73 35 42 8