In the contemporary global market, characterized by strong competition and a constant presence on the internet world, it is of primary importance to define and especially effectively protect the corporate image and intellectual identity of a business through an action of trademark registration, in order to face possible abuses and falsifications by third parties and to provide a differential value to the distinctive sign.

Why choosing Protectia for the trademark registration in Chile?

  • In Protectia, official agency of industrial property, we have a team of highly specialized and internationally qualified professionals, who will provide full support throughout all the phases of the trademark registration: from the moment of its application, defense, monitoring to the granting.
  • Viability study of a trademark in Chile: before starting the whole process of registration of a trademark in Chile, it is advisable to prioritize other action: a viability study of the trademark in the country considered. Thanks to sophisticated databases consultation and the expertise of our professionals, in Protectia we carry out a careful viability study for free, we evaluate possible cases of priority and we can guarantee the chances of success of the trademark that our clients intends to register, saving them investments in distinctive signs that will hardly be granted.
  • Trademark classification: a correct classification of the trademark is one of the essential keys for a proper registration of it. When registering a trademark, you must specify which products and services you want to use. In order to distinguish them is adopted the international Nice Classification; in Protectia we also include the trademark classification among other advice services.

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Trademark registration in Chile: the process

The administrative authority of Industrial Property in Chile which has the power, among several others, to process and grant the registration of trademarks is INAPI, National Institute of Industrial Property.

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

  • Filing of the application.
  • Formal examination (the Office will realize it within a period of 180 days).
  • Publication on the Official Journal. Upon request and express payment, it opens within 30 days period for third parties oppositions.
  • Granting.

trademark registration in chile

The average duration for a trademark process in Chile, including its granting from the moment of filing the application to the publication, is 7 months in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it goes from 1 to 2 years in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals.


Advices about trademark registration in Chile

Usually, starting any type of business bring the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions, before even considering to register the trademark, with armful consequences. Therefore, the first action to take is the trademark registration.

On the other hand, it is good to know that for not resident in Chile is necessary to have a legal representative in order to file an application, and even for resident is highly recommended. Protectia has its own legal representative of full capacity and guarantees to register trademarks in Chile, such as to defend the interests of their clients before any action.