TRADEMARKS

HONDURAS

GDP: $19,39 BILLION
IMPORTS: $11.34 BILLION
POPULATION: 7,962 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 112,492 KM2
CURRENCY: LEMPIRA (HNL)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES

Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO

Trademark Law in Force:

Industrial Property Law (Decree 12-99-E).

Classification:

Nice classification, 10th edition.

Multiclass Applications:

NO

Registrable Trademarks:

words, names, pseudonyms, commercial slogans, shapes, portraits, letters, figures, monograms, labels, coats of arms, cotton prints, vignettes, fringes, lines, stripes, combinations and arrangements of colors.

Sound and smell trademarks are now accepted as a result of DR-CAFTA regulations

Formal filing requirements:

• Power of Attorney duly notarized and legalized within 30 days from the official request.

• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 30 days from the official request.

Examination:

Absolute grounds for refusal: YES

Relative grounds for refusal: YES

Opposition period:

30 working days counted from the day of the last publication

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 8-10 months unless any obstacles were raised.

Term of protection:

10 years from the date of registration.

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). In order to avoid this a Rehabilitation Tax can be paid that assures protection against cancellation petitions from third parties.

Grace period for renewal:

6 months

Link to Trademark Office:

http://www.digepih.webs.com/

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