DESIGNS

PARAGUAY

GDP: $40,842 BILLION
IMPORTS: $13,886 BILLION
POPULATION: 6,956,071
TOTAL AREA: 406,752 KM2
CURRENCY: GUARANÍ (GS) (PYG)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, GUARANÍ
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.

Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO.

Applicable Law:

Law 868/1981 and Decree Law 30007/1982 and Law 4798/12, as well as the Inter-American Convention on "Patents and Industrial Designs" (Buenos Aires 1910). Ratified by Law of 20 June 1917 and WTO " Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights " - TRIPS. Ratified by Law No. 444 of 10 November 1994.

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

6 months.

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

YES, the application may include up to ten diversified examples of the design, provided that the products correspond to the same class and there is similarity among all

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney, duly notarised.

Drawings.

Brief description of the design.

Identification of applicant and designer

Locarno classification:

NO. Local classification applies.

Deferred publication:

NO.

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Substantive examination. Office Actions. Publication. Oppositions. Granting

Opposition:

YES. Oppositions may be filed within 60 business days from the publication date. Cancellation actions -before Courts- may be filed within 2 years from the public use of the design.

Average time from filing to grant:

1 year.

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

5 years, counted from the filing date, plus 2 renewal terms of 5 years each.

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