IMPORTS: $16.7 BILLION
POPULATION: 16,02 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 108,889 KM2
CURRENCY: QUETZAL (GTQ)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO
Industrial Property Law
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:
Yes. All embodiments must refer to products included in the same Locarno class
Formal filing requirements:
Identification of the applicant. Power of Attorney legalized by the Apostille. Name of the design. Identification of the designer. The type of goods for which the design will be used. Drawings. Brief description. Assignment document. If applicable, certified copy of the priority document.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing of application. Formal examination. Publication. Substantive examination. Decision. Certificate of registration.
Any person can submit comments within a 3 months term from the publication date. Such comments will not suspend the registration proceeding. They will be notified to the applicant, who will be entitled to file a response thereto.
Average time from filing to grant:
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years, extendable once for a 5-year period.