IMPORTS: $26.22 BILLION
POPULATION: 15,90 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 283,560 KM2
CURRENCY: UNITED STATES DOLLAR (USD)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO
Trademark Law in Force:
Decision 486 of the Andean Community. The Andean Pact Decision provides for one common trademark
law among the member countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). It does not provide a common registration procedure, but it provides for certain reciprocal rights to be available upon request of the trademark owner. For example, an entity that first applied for registration of a trademark in any Member Country, may lodge an opposition against a similar mark filed in the other Member Countries.
Nice classification, 11th edition
all distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers,
devices, emblems, holograms, colors, combinations or shades of colors, threedimensional forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging, trade dress, sound marks and olfactory marks.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney duly notarized and legalized within 60 days from the official request.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 9 months from priority date.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
30 working days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 8-12 months unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 3 years in any member state of the Andean Pact, counting from the date of registration. (Partial cancellation possible)
Grace period for renewal: