IMPORTS: $11,323 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 176,215 KM2
CURRENCY: URUGUAYAN PESO ($U) (UYU)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO.
Law No. 17,164. TRIPS
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available:
Formal filing requirements:
Power of Attorney.
Drawings displaying all views of the design.
Description not required.
Priority document when applicable, translated by local sworn translator.
YES. 12 months.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Publication request within a 12 months term since the priority date, upon which the application is effectively published within 1-2 months. Payment of examination fees. Decision.
YES. Oppositions can be filed within 60 days from the publication. Nullity actions are also possible, within 5 years from granting or within 3 years from exploitation, whichever term expires first.
Average time from filing to grant:
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years, extendable for 5 additional years (payment of the renewal fee has to be made in the tenth year, requesting the extension for the additional 5 years). Annuities have to be attended in order to preserve the rights.