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CURRENCY: BOLIVIANO ($B) (BOB)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, QUECHUA, AYMARA, GUARANÍ
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO.
Decision 486 of the Andean Commission Community.
Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:
Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available:
Formal filing requirements:
Power of Attorney, notarised and apostilled.
Assignment document apostilled.
Certified Priority document (can be filed late within 9 months from original filing date).
Drawings or high quality pictures of the design in different views, there is no restriction on the number of views, however, the recommended views are: front, back, top bottom and a perspective view from the left and right side of the design.
The applicant must also adjoin a description of the design.
Registration Proceeding Outline:
Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition period. Substantive examination. Decision
YES, before granting, within 30 working days from the publication. Nullity process (before Patent Office) also available after granting.
Average time from filing to grant:
Term of Protection and Maintenance:
10 years from filing date. Currently, no annuity or maintenance fees apply