IMPORTS: $13.6 BILLION
POPULATION: 11,38 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 109,884 KM2
CURRENCY: PESO (CUP)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: YES
Trademark Law in Force:
Decree Law 203/2000 of 1999
Nice classification, 11th edition
signs, words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, emblems, holograms, colors, combinations
or shades of colors, three-dimensional forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging, sound marks and olfactory marks.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalization and no notarization required) within 60 days from filing date.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 3 months from filing date.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
60 days since publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 18 months unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of application.
YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 3 years, counting from the date of registration. (Partial cancellation possible)
Grace period for renewal: