IMPORTS: $12.5 BILLION
POPULATION: 3,420 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 176,215 KM2
CURRENCY: URUGUAYAN PESO (PYU)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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
Nice classification, 11th edition.
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, and any sign capable of distinguishing goods or services.
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.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
30 days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 20-24 months unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
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: