WIPO-administered Treaties: 

Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO. 

Trade Mark Law in force: 

Trademark Law 7978 of 2000 and its Regulation. 


Nice classification, 10th edition 

Multiclass Applications: 


Registrable trademarks: 

Words, letters, numbers, numerals, figurative elements, monograms, pictures, tags, lines, traces, patterns, combinations and dispositions of colours, sounds, packaging or wrapping of products. 

Formal filing requirements: 

  • Power of Attorney duly notarised : Original POA will be necessary at the time of filing the application
    When an application is submitted without the original Power of Attorney at the time of filing we must file the official document (a company´s certification issue by the corresponding Houses of Incorporation),  stating the existence of the society in the country of origin. Once you have filed this company's certification, we will have 2 months to file the original Power of Attorney.
  • Certified copy of priority application and its translation into Spanish within a 90-days term from filing date. Original copy is required.  


Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.

Relative grounds for refusal: YES. 

Opposition period: 

2 months from the first publication date. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

Approximately 6 months, unless any obstacles were raised. 

Term of protection: 

10 years from the date of registration. 

Use requirements: 

YES. Cancellation can be requested if the trade mark has not been used for 5 years, counting from the registration date. Partial cancellation is possible. 

Renewal terms: 

1 year prior to the renewal date.

Grace period: 6 months. 

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