DESIGNS

GUATEMALA

GDP: $58,83 BILLION
IMPORTS: $16.7 BILLION
POPULATION: 16,02 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 108,889 Km2
CURRENCY: QUETZAL (GTQ)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO

Applicable Law:

Industrial Property Law;

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

3 years

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:

Yes. All embodiments must refer to products included in the same Locarno class

Formal filing requirements:

Identification of the applicant. Power of Attorney legalized by the Apostille. Name of the design. Identification of the designer. Drawings. Brief description. Assignment document. If applicable, certified copy of the priority document.


Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

No

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing of application. Formal examination. Publication. Substantive examination. Decision. Certificate of registration.

Opposition:

Any person can submit comments within a 3 months term from the publication date. Such comments will not suspend the registration proceeding. They will be notified to the applicant, who will be entitled to file a response thereto.

Average time from filing to grant:

10-15 months

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from the filing date. It can be renewed only once for a period of five years from the date of expiration of the original term.

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