DESIGNS

PARAGUAY

GDP: $30,88 BILLION
IMPORTS: $12.37 BILLION
POPULATION: 6,553 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 406,752 KM2
CURRENCY: GUARANÍ (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 (which created the DINAPI) also the Inter-American Convention on "Patents and Industrial Designs" (Buenos Aires 1910). Ratified by Law of June 20, 1917 and WTO " Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights " - TRIPS. Ratified by Law No. 444 of November 10, 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 notarized. Drawings. Brief description of the design. Identification of applicant and designer

Locarno classification:

No. Local classification is applicable

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 year term from the public use of the design.

Average time from filing to grant:

1 year

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

Up to 15 years counted since the filing date (three periods of 5 years each)

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