IMPORTS: $13,886 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 406,752 KM2
CURRENCY: GUARANÍ (GS) (PYG)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, GUARANÍ
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO.
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:
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.
Brief description of the design.
Identification of applicant and designer
NO. Local classification applies.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Substantive examination. Office Actions. Publication. Oppositions. Granting
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:
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
5 years, counted from the filing date, plus 2 renewal terms of 5 years each.