IMPORTS: $11,622 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 109,884 KM2
CURRENCY: CUBAN CONVERTIBLE PESO (CUC$) (CUC)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: YES.
Patent Prosecution Highway:
Trade Mark Law in force:
Decree Law 203/2000 of 1999.
Nice classification, 11th edition.
Registrable trade marks:
Signs, words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, emblems, holograms, colours, combinations
or shades of colours, three-dimensional forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalisation and no notarisation required), within 60 days from the filing date.
• Certified copy of the priority application and its translation into Spanish, within 3 months from the filing date.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.
Relative grounds for refusal: YES.
60 days from the publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 18 months, unless any obstacles were raised.
Currently, there is a delay of more than 2 years, due to a significant backlog at the TM Office.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of application.
YES. Cancellation can be requested if the trade mark has not been used for 3 years, counting from the registration date. Partial cancellation is possible.
6 months prior to renewal date.
Grace period: 6 months.