DESIGNS

CUBA

GDP: $96,851 BILLION
IMPORTS: $11,622 BILLION
POPULATION: 11,338,138
TOTAL AREA: 109,884 KM2
CURRENCY: CUBAN CONVERTIBLE PESO (CUC$) (CUC)
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:

Decree Law 290 and Decree 342 on Inventions and Designs

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

NO.

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available:

YES.

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney.

Drawings.

Brief description of each of the drawings.

Assignment document.

Locarno classification:

YES.

Deferred publication:

YES, 12 months.

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Oppositions. Substantive examination. Decision. Appeal. Definitive decision. Registration Certificate. Publication of granting.

Opposition:

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).

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