WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

Industrial Property Law. 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 

6 months. 

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

YES, all embodiments must refer to products included in the same Locarno class. 

Formal filing requirements:

Power of Attorney: Notarized and legalized. 120 days from filing.

Name of the design and identification of the designer / applicant.

The type of goods for which the design will be used.

Drawings.

Brief description of the design.

Assignment document: Notarized and legalized. 90 days from filing.  

Locarno classification: 

YES. 

Deferred publication: 

NO.

Registration Proceeding Outline: 

Filing of application. Formal examination. Publication. Substantive examination. Decision. Certificate of registration. 

Opposition: 

Any interested party can submit observations within 3 months from the publication date. Such observations will not suspend the registration proceeding. They will be notified to the applicant, who will be entitled to file a response thereto. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

10-15 months. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years, with the option to extend once for a 5-year period.