IMPORTS: $12.37 BILLION
POPULATION: 6,553 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 406,752 Km2
CURRENCY: GUARANÍ (PYG)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, GUARANÍ
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO
Trademark Law in Force:
Trademark Law 1294/98.
Nice classification, 10th edition.
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.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
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.
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: