DESIGNS

GUATEMALA

GDP: $78,46 BILLION
IMPORTS: $21,97 BILLION
POPULATION: 17,247,807
TOTAL AREA: 108,889 KM2
CURRENCY: GUATEMALAQUETZAL (Q) (GTQ)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.

Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO.

Applicable Law:

Industrial Property Law.

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

6 months.

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 legalised 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.

Locarno classification:

YES.

Deferred publication:

NO.

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing of application. Formal examination. Publication. Substantive examination. Decision. Certificate of registration.

Opposition:

Any interested party can submit observations within 3 months from the publication date. Such observations 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:

10-15 months.

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years, with the option to extend once for a 5-year period.

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