IMPORTS: $10.03 BILLION
POPULATION: 6,108 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 21,040 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:
Trademark Act of June 6th, 2002
Nice classification, 11th edition.
all distinctive and graphically representable signs, words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, emblems, colors, combinations or shades of colors, three-dimensional forms, the threedimensional form of a good or its packaging, sounds and smells.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney notarized and legalized within 2 months from the official request.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 3 months from application date.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
2 months from the first publication.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 9 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 5 years, counting from the date of registration. (Partial cancellation possible)
Grace period for renewal: