Scope and competence

The Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic is the central body of the state administration in the field of industrial property. It performs this task on the basis of Act No 575/2001 Coll. on the organisation of government activities and the organisation of the central state administration, as amended.

It performs state administration in the field of protection of inventions, utility models, topographies of semiconductor products, designs, trademarks, designations of origin of products and geographical indications.

It maintains the central fund of patent and trade mark documentation, makes it available to the public and acts as a specialised patent information centre in the Slovak Republic (other centres established by the Office).

It acts as an agent of international treaties, established for the protection of industrial property rights, to which the Slovak Republic is bound.

It supports the development of technical creativity and the protection of its results, education and popularisation in the field of intellectual property.