IMPORTS: $71.3 BILLION
POPULATION: 42,98 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 2,780,400 KM2
CURRENCY: PESO ($) (ARS)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO
Trademark Law in Force:
Law No. 22,362
Nice classification, 11th edition
words; names; devices; certain three-dimensional shapes; colors; slogans; sounds; smells (olfactory trademarks); motion; touch.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney duly notarized and legalized within 40-working days from filing date.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 90 days from filing. The translation of the priority application must be signed by a sworn registered local translator.
• Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
• Relative grounds for refusal: YES
30 days from publication date. If an opposition is ﬁled against the application, the applicant has one year from the notiﬁcation, to negotiate its withdrawal. Otherwise, the application is considered abandoned, unless a judicial decision on the merits of the opposition has been requested by the applicant.
Before starting such legal action, the mediation procedure is mandatory. At this instance a settlement is often reached.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 20 months unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 5 years, counting from the date of registration. Partial cancellation is now possible, but not regulated yet. As of 03/06/2019 a “Declaration of Use” must be filed for those trademark registrations that have been granted for more than 5 years between January 12, 2018 and June 02, 2019.
Grace period for renewal: