IMPORTS: $86,487 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 756,096.3 KM2
CURRENCY: CHILEAN PESO ($) (CLP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO.
Patent Prosecution Highway:
Trade Mark Law in force:
Industrial Property Law No. 19.039.
Last modification by Regulatory Decree No. 20569 of 6 February 2012.
Nice classification, 11th edition.
Registrable trade marks:
words, names and all distinctive and graphically representable signs, as well as sound marks and slogans.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalisation and no notarisation required) 60 working days after the official request.
• Copy of priority application (in colour) and its translation into Spanish within 90 days from filing.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.
Relative grounds for refusal: YES.
30 working days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 8 months, unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
6 months prior to renewal date.
Grace period: 6 months