IMPORTS: $26.22 BILLION
POPULATION: 15,90 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 283,560 KM2
CURRENCY: UNITED STATES DOLLAR (USD)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO
Decision 486 of the Andean Commission Community, local IP Law
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:
Formal filing requirements:
Identification of the applicant and the designer (including address and nationality). Brief description of the design. Drawings. Assignment document, if applicable, which needs to be notarized and legalized. Priority document, if applicable, which must be certified. Power of Attorney (notarized and legalized). International class, or the type of the goods the design intends to be applied to.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Decision.
Yes. Before granting, within 30 business days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years from priority date if claimed.
Industrial designs do not pay annuities.