TRADEMARKS

CUBA

GDP: $77,15 BILLION
IMPORTS: $13.6 BILLION
POPULATION: 11,38 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 109,884 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO (CUP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: YES

Trademark Law in Force:

Decree Law 203/2000

Classification:

Nice classification, 10th edition

Multiclass Applications:

YES

Registrable Trademarks:

signs, words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, emblems, holograms, colors, combinations
or shades of colors, three-dimensional forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging, sound marks and olfactory marks.

Formal filing requirements:

• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalization and no notarization required) within 60 days from filing date.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 3 months from filing date.

Examination:

Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES

Opposition period:

60 days since publication date.

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 18 months unless any obstacles were raised.

Term of protection:

10 years from the date of application.

Use requirements:

YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 3 years, counting from the date of registration. (Partial cancellation possible)

Grace period for renewal:

6 months

Link to Trademark Office:

http://www.ocpi.cu/

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