IMPORTS: $11,622 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 109,884 KM2
CURRENCY: CUBAN CONVERTIBLE PESO (CUC$) (CUC)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO.
Decree Law 290 and Decree 342 on Inventions and Designs
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available:
Formal filing requirements:
Power of Attorney.
Brief description of each of the drawings.
YES, 12 months.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Oppositions. Substantive examination. Decision. Appeal. Definitive decision. Registration Certificate. Publication of granting.
YES, before granting, within a 60 days term from the publication. Cancellation action after granting also possible.
Average time from filing to grant:
1-2 years approximately.
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years, with annuity payment from 3rd year (1st and 2nd included in filing fees).