DESIGNS

URUGUAY

GDP: $57,47 BILLION
IMPORTS: $12.5 BILLION
POPULATION: 3,420 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 176,215 KM2
CURRENCY: URUGUAYAN PESO (PYU)
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 a 60 days term from the publication. Nullity actions are also available, within 5 years since granting or within 3 years since exploitation begun -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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