IMPORTS: $24,932 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 283,560 KM2
CURRENCY: UNITED STATES DOLLAR ($) (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.
Assignment document, if applicable, which needs to be notarised and legalised.
Priority document, if applicable, which must be certified.
Power of Attorney (notarised and legalised).
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.
Designs do not pay annuities.