WIPO-administered Treaties: 

Contracting Party of The Hague System: NO. 

Applicable Law: 

1995 Industrial Property Law. 

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure: 


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


Formal filing requirements: 

Power of Attorney notarized and legalized by means of the Apostille. 30 days from Office Action.

Assignment document notarized and legalized. 30 days from Office Action.


Summary and description.

Priority document when applicable.30 days from Office Action. Local sworn translator required.  

Locarno classification: 


Deferred publication: 


Registration Proceeding Outline: 

Filing. Publication in newspaper. Publication in official Gazette. Substantive examination. Decision 


YES, before granting. 

Average time from filing to grant: 

More than 8 years, due to a considerable backlog and situation at the Patent Office. 

Term of Protection and Maintenance: 

10 years, counted from the registration date.