WIPO-administered Treaties: 

Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

Decision 486 of the Andean Commission Community. 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 

6 months. 

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments-available: 


Formal filing requirements: 

Power of Attorney Notarised and Apostilled. Can be filed 60 days from Office action. Possible extension of term.

Assignment document Notarized and Apostilled. Can be filed 60 days from office Action.

Certified Priority document (can be filed late within 9 months from original filing date). Mandatory Spanish translation.

Drawings or high quality pictures of the design in different views, there is no restriction on the number of views, however, the recommended views are: front, back, top bottom and a perspective view from the left and right side of the design.

The applicant must also include a description of the design. 

Locarno classification: 


Deferred publication: 



YES, before granting, within 30 working days from the publication. Nullity process (before Patent Office) also available after granting. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

1-2 Years. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years from filing date. Currently, no annuity or maintenance fees are applicable.