DESIGNS

BOLIVIA

GDP: $33,00 BILLION
IMPORTS: $8.224 BILLION
POPULATION: 10,56 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 1,098,581 KM2
CURRENCY: PESO BOLIVIANO (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, notarized 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 advisable views to be filed 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

Publicación diferida:

No

Registration Proceeding Outline:

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

Oposición:

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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