WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

Decision 486 of the Andean Commission Community, local IP Law. 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 

1 year. 

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


Formal filing requirements: 

Identification of the applicant and the designer (including address and nationality). 

Power of Attorney (notarized and legalized): 60 days from Office Action.

Brief description of the design.

Drawings. No specific number of views. Preferred 6-8 views.

Assignment document, if applicable: notarized and legalized.60 days from Office Action.

Priority document, if applicable, which must be certified.

International class, or the type of the goods the design intends to be applied to. 

Locarno classification: 


Deferred publication: 


Registration Proceeding Outline: 

Filing. Formal examination. Publication. Opposition. Grant. 

 If the application complies with the formal requirements, the IP office orders its publication for opposition purposes. The IP office does not examine ex officio the novelty of the application, except when an opposition is filed based on a prior right or on lack of novelty. Without prejudice thereto, when the industrial design manifestly lacks novelty, the office may reject registration. 


YES, before granting, within 30 business days from publication date. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

13 months. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years from national filing.

Designs do not pay annuities.