TRADEMARKS

URUGUAY

GDP: $57,47 BILLION
IMPORTS: $12.5 BILLION
POPULATION: 3,420 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 176,215 Km2
CURRENCY: URUGUAYAN PESO (PYU)
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:

Law 17.011 dated September 25, 1998

Classification:

Nice classification, 10th edition.

Multiclass Applications:

YES

Registrable Trademarks:

words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, combination of colors, three-dimensional
forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging and sound marks.

Formal filing requirements:

• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalization and no notarization required) within 30 days from application date.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 90 days from application date.

Examination:

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

Opposition period:

30 days from publication date.

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 14-18 months unless any obstacles were raised.

Term of protection:

10 years from the date of registration.

Use requirements:

YES. Since January 1, 2014 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. Cancellation actions due non-use cannot be filed in Uruguay until 5 years from the issuance of the law – Until January 1, 2019. (Partial cancellation not possible)

Grace period for renewal:

6 months

Link to Trademark Office:

http://www.dnpi.gub.uy/

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