DESIGNS

COLOMBIA

GDP: $330,228 BILLION
IMPORTS: $69,348 BILLION
POPULATION: 49,648,685
TOTAL AREA: 1,141,748 KM2
CURRENCY: COLOMBIA PESO ($) (COP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.

Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO.

Applicable Law:

Decision 486 of the Andean Commision Community.

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

NO.

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

NO.

Formal filing requirements:

Graphic or photographic representation of the design, perspective view and upper view, lower, sides, front and rear part.

Assignment document.

Priority document, when applicable.

Locarno classification:

YES.

Deferred publication:

NO.

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Office examination (excluding novelty, unless an opposition was filed). Decision.

Opposition:

YES, within 30 days from the publication date. After the granting of the application, nullity can be requested.

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 7 months, when no oppositions are filed. Around 1 year and a half, in case an opposition was filed.

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from the filing date.

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