IMPORTS: $26.61 BILLION
POPULATION: 3,868 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 75,517 KM2
CURRENCY: BALBOA AND UNITED STATES DOLLAR
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO
Trademark Law in Force:
Law 35 dated May 10, 1996., modified by the Law 61, dated October 5, 2012
Nice classification, 10th edition.
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 legalization and no notarization required) within 2 months from application date.
• Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within 6 months since application date.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES
Relative grounds for refusal: YES
2 months counted from the next day of 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.
YES. The cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for a time period of 5 years, counting from the date registration. (Partial cancellation possible)
Grace period for renewal: