WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

Decision 486 of the Andean Commision Community. 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 


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


Formal filing requirements: 

Graphic or photographic representation of the design, perspective view and upper view, lower, sides, front and rear part. Dotted lines are NOT permitted.

Assignment document in case the design is filed by a company or a person different from the designer.

Priority document, when applicable. 

Locarno classification: 


Deferred publication: 


Registration Proceeding Outline: 

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Office examination (excluding novelty, unless an opposition was filed). Decision. 


YES, within 30 days from the publication date. After the granting of the application, nullity can be requested. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

Approximately 7 months, when no oppositions are filed. Around 1 year and a half, in case an opposition was filed. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years from the filing date.