IMPORTS: $11,323 BILLION
TOTAL AREA: 176,215 KM2
CURRENCY: URUGUAYAN PESO ($U) (UYU)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES.
Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO.
Patent Prosecution Highway:
Trade Mark Law in force:
Law 17.011 dated 25 September 1998
(Regulatory Decree 34/99 of 3 February 1999)
Nice classification, 11th edition.
Registrable trade marks:
Words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, combinations of colours, three-dimensional
forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging, sound marks and any sign capable of distinguishing goods or services.
Formal filing requirements:
• Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalisation and no notarisation required) within 30 days from the application date.
• Certified copy of the priority application and its translation into Spanish within 90 days from the application date.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.
Relative grounds for refusal: YES.
30 days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 20-24 months, unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
YES. As of 1 January 2014 cancellation can be requested if a trade mark has not been used for 5 years, counting from the registration date. Cancellation actions due non-use are possible as of 1 January 2019. Partial cancellation is not possible.
6 months prior to renewal date.
Grace period: 6 months.