Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO* (already approved by the Senate)
Trade Mark Law in force:
Industrial Property Law No. 19.039.
Last modification by Regulatory Decree No. 20569 of 6 February 2012.
Nice classification, 11th edition.
Registrable trade marks:
Words, names and all distinctive and graphically representable signs, as well as sound marks and slogans.
Formal filing requirements:
- Power of Attorney merely signed (no legalization and no notarization required) 60 working days after the official request.
- Copy of priority application (in color) and its translation into Spanish within 90 days from filing.
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.
Relative grounds for refusal: YES.
30 working days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 8 months, unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
6 months prior to renewal date.
Grace period: 30 days from expiration date, BUT 6 months as from April 01, 2021 (surcharge of 20% each month) except for sound, collective, certification, and warranty trademarks
Link to Trade Mark Office: