WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

Industrial Property Law 35, amended by Law 61. 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 

3 years, provided that disclosure is made in Panama. (Local novelty)  

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

YES, although the Law in Panama does not foresee multiple applications, in practice, multiple applications are filed. However, the examiner may request division of the application. 

Formal filing requirements: 

Power of Attorney, notarized and legalized by Apostille or before Panamanian Consul. 60 days from filing. 

Assignment document, executed and signed by all the parties (applicant and inventors), attested by a Notary Public, and duly legalized by means of the Apostille or before the Panamanian Consulate. 60 days from filing.  

Full details of applicant/ designer

Description of the design and drawings.

Claims (brief description of the design) . 3 sets of drawings.

Certified copy of the priority document, when applicable. 90 days from filing.  

Locarno classification: 


Deferred publication: 


Registration Proceeding Outline: 

FIling. Formal and substantive examination. Publication. Oppositions. Decision. 


YES. Any interested party can file opposition within 2 months from the publication date. Cancellation actions can also be filed, within 5 years from granting, except in case of bad faith. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

8-18 months. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years, renewable once for a further 5-year period.