IMPORTS: $13.6 BILLION
POPULATION: 11,38 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 109,884 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (CUP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Hague System: YES
Law No. 290 on Inventions and Designs
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:
Formal filing requirements:
Power of Attorney. Drawings. Brief description of each of the drawings. Assignment document.
Yes. 12 months
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Oppositions. Substantive examination. Decision. Appeal. Definitive decision. Registration Certificate. Publication of granting.
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.