DESIGNS

BOLIVIA

GDP: $33,00 BILLION
IMPORTS: $8.224 BILLION
POPULATION: 10,56 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 1,098,581 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO BOLIVIANO (BOB)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, QUECHUA, AYMARA, GUARANÍ
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

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

Applicable Law:

Decision 486 of the Andean Commission Community

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

1 year

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

No

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney, legalized by the Bolivian Consulate. Assignment document, legalised by the Bolivian Consulate. (*Hague Apostille Convention will enter into force from May 07, 2018) Priority document when application. Drawings or high quality pictures of the design in different views, there is no restriction on the number of views, but we recommend views from the front, back, top bottom and a perspective view from the left and right side of the design; The applicant may also adjoin a description of the design, but this is not required by law.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

Yes. 18 months

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition period. Substantive examination. Decision

Opposition:

Yes, before granting, within 60 working days from the publication. Nullity process (before Patent Office) also available after granting

Average time from filing to grant:

3 Years

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from the filing date. No renewal or payment of annuities.

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