WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

Decision 486 of the Andean Commission Community. Legislative Decree 1075 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 

1 year. 

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


Formal filing requirements: 

Power of Attorney.  Merely signed. 60 days from Office Action.  

Assignment document, notarized and legalized up to  Apostille. 60 days from Office Action.

Certified copy of priority application when applicable. 

Identification of applicant and designer.

Name of the design/ full details of the designer / applicant

Graphic representation or photo. Always in A-4 format.

Type of products the design will be applied to.

Locarno classification: 


Deferred publication: 


Registration Proceeding Outline: 

Filing. Formal examination (no substantive examination, unless requested by a third party). Publication. Opposition. Grant  


YES. Before granting and within 30 days from publication. Nullity proceedings are also possible once the design is granted. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

8-12 months. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years. No maintenance fees required.