IMPORTS: $53.5 BILLION
POPULATION: 47,79 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 1,141,748 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (COP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Hague System: YES
Decision 486 of the Andean Commision Community.
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:
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.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Office examination (excluding novelty, unless an opposition was filed). Decision.
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.