DESIGNS

COLOMBIA

GDP: $377,7 BILLION
IMPORTS: $53.5 BILLION
POPULATION: 47,79 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 1,141,748 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (COP)
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:

Decision 486 of the Andean Commision Community.

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

No

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

No

Formal filing requirements:

Graphic or photographic representation of the industrial design, perspective view and upper view, lower, sides, front and rear part. Assignment document. Priority document, when applicable.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

No

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Office examination (excluding novelty, unless an opposition was filed). Decision.

Opposition:

Yes, within 30 days from the publication date. After the granting of the application, nullity can be requested.

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 7 months, in case no oppositions are filed. Around 1 year and a half, in case an opposition was filed.

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from the filing date. There is no need to pay annuities. No renewal is possible.

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