(WIPO code: SI) (latest review September 2019)

by PATENTNA PISARNA, Ljubljana

General Information

Area

20,251 sq. km.

Population

2,102,126 (estimated July 2018).

Capital

Ljubljana, with about 286,000 inhabitants (2018).

Official language

Slovenian.

Currency

euro (EUR).

General Remarks

Slovenia used to be a part of Yugoslavia and declared its independence on June 25, 1991.

All industrial property rights applied for or granted at the Federal Patent Office in Belgrade by April 4, 1992, with the exception of appellations of origin, are valid without restriction in Slovenia if they were re-filed/re-registered at the Slovenian Industrial Property Office by March 1, 1994.

Member of the European Union as of May 1, 2004.