TRADEMARKS

PARAGUAY

GDP: $30,88 BILLION
IMPORTS: $12.37 BILLION
POPULATION: 6,553 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 406,752 Km2
CURRENCY: GUARANÍ (PYG)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, GUARANÍ
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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:

Trademark Law 1294/98.

Classification:

Nice classification, 10th edition.

Multiclass Applications:

NO

Registrable Trademarks:

Words, themes, emblems, monograms, stamps, vignettes, embossments; names, fantasy words,
letters and numbers with different forms or combinations; combinations and color display, labels, containers and wrapping.

Formal filing requirements:

• Power of Attorney duly notarized within 60 days from the application date.
• Certified copy of priority application within 90 days from filing. The translation of the priority application must signed by a sworn registered local translator.

Examination:

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

Opposition period:

The trademark application is published for three consecutive days. The opposition deadline is set to expire 60 days after publication.

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 12 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 5 years, counting from the registration date. (Partial cancellation not possible)

Grace period for renewal:

6 months

Link to Trademark Office:

http://www.dinapi.gov.py/index.php?pagina=2

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