DESIGNS

CHILE

GDP: $258,1 BILLION
IMPORTS: $75.7 BILLION
POPULATION: 17,76 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 756,096.3 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (CLP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

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

Applicable Law:

Chilean Law 19.039

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

12 months

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

No

Formal filing requirements:

Identification of the applicant and the designer. Assignment document. Priority document, when applicable. Specifications. Drawings. Power of Attorney

Locarno classification:

Not part of the Locarno Agreement contracting parties, but Locarno Classification used in practice.

Deferred publication:

Yes. 18 months.

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Preliminary examination. Publication. Examination Request. Examiner's report. Decision.

Opposition:

Yes. Within a 45 working days term from the publishing date. Cancellation is also possible, within 5 years from granting

Average time from filing to grant:

Around 3 years

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years counted from the date of the application. No renewal is possible. A maintenance tax payment needs to be made however five years after the filing date.

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