DESIGNS

BOLIVIA

GDP: $40.228 BILLION
IMPORTS: $12.471 BILLION
POPULATION: 11.353.142
TOTAL AREA: 1,098,581 KM2
CURRENCY: BOLIVIANO ($B) (BOB)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH, QUECHUA, AYMARA, GUARANÍ
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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 Commission Community.

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

6 months.

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

NO.

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.

Locarno classification:

YES.

Deferred publication:

NO.

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition period. Substantive examination. Decision

Opposition:

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:

1-2 Years.

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years from filing date. Currently, no annuity or maintenance fees apply

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