DESIGNS

CUBA

GDP: $77,15 BILLION
IMPORTS: $13.6 BILLION
POPULATION: 11,38 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 109,884 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (CUP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Hague System: YES

Applicable Law:

Law No. 290 on Inventions and Designs

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

No

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

Yes

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney. Drawings. Brief description of each of the drawings. Assignment document.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

Yes. 12 months

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Oppositions. Substantive examination. Decision. Appeal. Definitive decision. Registration Certificate. Publication of granting.

Opposition:

Yes. Before granting, within a 60 days term from the publication. Cancellation action after granting also available

Average time from filing to grant:

1-2 years approximately

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from the filing date. Annuities need to be paid from the 3rd annuity. There exists a grace period.

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