TRADEMARKS

PANAMA

GDP: $65,055 BILLION
IMPORTS: $29,275 BILLION
POPULATION: 4,176,873
TOTAL AREA: 75,517 KM2
CURRENCY: BALBOA (B7.) (PAB); UNITED STATES DOLLAR ($) (USD)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH

WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.

Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO.

Patent Prosecution Highway:

Trade Mark Law in force:

Law 35 dated 10 May 1996, modified by Law 61 dated 5 October 2012.

Classification:

Nice classification, 10th edition.

Multiclass Applications:

YES.

Registrable trade marks:

Distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as 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 and any combination of the

mentioned signs as well as sound, smell and taste marks.

Formal filing requirements:

• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalisation and no notarisation required) within 2 months from application date.

• Certified copy of the priority application and its translation into Spanish within 6 months from the application date.

Examination:

Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.

Relative grounds for refusal: YES.

Opposition period:

2 months counting from the publication.

Average time from filing to grant:

Approximately 12 months, unless any obstacles were raised.

Term of protection:

10 years from the application date.

Use requirements:

YES. Cancellation can be requested if the trade mark has not been used for 5 years, counting from the registration date. Partial cancellation is possible.

Renewal terms:

1 year prior to renewal date.

Grace period: 6 months.

Link to Trade Mark Office:

https://www.digerpi.gob.pa/

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