DESIGNS

URUGUAY

GDP: $59,597 BILLION
IMPORTS: $11,323 BILLION
POPULATION: 3,449,299
TOTAL AREA: 176,215 KM2
CURRENCY: URUGUAYAN PESO ($U) (UYU)
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:

Law No. 17,164. TRIPS

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

6 months.

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

YES.

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.

Locarno classification:

YES

Deferred publication:

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.

Opposition:

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:

12-18 months.

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.

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