DESIGNS

PARAGUAY

GDP: $30,88 BILLION
IMPORTS: $12.37 BILLION
POPULATION: 6,553 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 406,752 Km2
CURRENCY: GUARANÍ (PYG)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, GUARANÍ
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

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

Applicable Law:

Law 868/1981 and Decree Law 30007/1982

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

6 months

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

No

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney, duly notarised. Drawings. Brief description of the design. Identification of applicant and designer

Locarno classification:

No. Local classification is applicable

Deferred publication:

No

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Substantive examination. Office Actions. Publication. Oppositions. Granting

Opposition:

Yes. Oppositions may be filed within 60 business days from the publication date. Cancellation actions -before Courts- may be filed within 2 year term from the public use of the design.

Average time from filing to grant:

1 year

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

5 years from the filing date. The registration may be renewed twice for additional periods of 5 years, up to a total of 15 years. No grace period available.

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