Nowadays we face a market characterized by globalization and strong competition. In order to protect the intellectual property and the corporate image of a company, is essential to guarantee total safety to the distinctive sign through a trademark action, so that nobody can use it without permission or against their interests.

Why choosing Protectia for the trademark registration in Bolivia?

The official agency of Industrial Property Protectia by offering the trademark registration service is distinguished for several reasons:

  • We guarantee, thanks to our team of highly skilled professionals, support and personalized legal advice service throughout all the process of trademark registration.
  • Viability study of a trademark in Bolivia: one of the preliminary steps to be fulfilled before starting the procedure for trademark registration is to ensure the uniqueness and effectiveness of the distinguishing sign proposed. We offer our clients a careful viability study of the trademark: before starting the registration process, thanks to sophisticated databases consultation, a thorough investigation is carried out to detect possible cases of priority or any record regarding similar or existing trademarks.
  • Trademark classification: in order to correctly register a trademark, it is essential to distinguish the various categories of products and services; for this distinction is used the International Nice Classification Trademark, in which all existing products and services are distinguished by a total of 45 classes. Since a correct classification is the key to good registration, in Protectia we also include this classification among the advice services free of charge.

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Trademark registration in Bolivia: the process

The process for a trademark in Bolivia usually goes through four main steps:

  • Filing of the application
  • Formal examination
  • Publication in the Official Journal and term for third parties oppositions
  • Granting

trademark registration in bolivia

The average duration of a trademark process in Bolivia generally is 10 months in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it goes from 1 up to 2 years in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals.

The granting is valid for a period of 10 years renewable for equal periods indefinitely.


Procedures for the trademark registration on Bolivia

Bolivia does not belong to the International system of trademark registration of Madrid. Therefore, it is necessary to directly present the trademark in Bolivia. It is noteworthy that Bolivia is a fairly formalistic country so it is necessary to sign a power of attorney and legalize it up to the Bolivian Consulate.

In order to ensure a complete and quality service, in Protectia we also have legal representative of full capacity and with experience of many years, necessary for the service of trademark registration in Bolivia.


Advices about trademark registration in Bolivia

Usually, on an international level, starting any type of business bring the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions, before even considering what should actually be the first major action to comply: the trademark registration.

An agency such as Protectia, which has a deep experience in the field and also legal representatives to register a trademark in Bolivia, is the ideal choice in order to manage and carry out in total safety a proper trademark registration service.