With the characteristic globalization of the markets, and especially with the advent of the Internet, any trademark can be easily target of abuse and falsification. For this reasons, there is a strong need to protect the distinctive sign of a company through a solid action of trademark registration, both for the corporate image and the goods and services offered by the same company.

Why choosing Protectia for the trademark registration in Cuba?

Protectia, as official IP law firm, by offering the trademark registration service is distinguished for several reasons:

  • Resources and experience: we have a great team of professionals internationally qualified, which will provide you support and advice service throughout all the process of registration: from the application and defence to the granting.
  • Viability study of a trademark in Cuba: for each of our clients, we carry out a careful research on the existence of previous rights. If a case of identical trademark or similar to the one the client intent to register exists, our sophisticated databases consultation will detect it and our team of experts will be able to advice and counsel on new viable options much more profitable for the client.
  • Trademark classification: every trademark is registered in relation to certain goods or services. In order to differentiate them, the International Nice Classification is used, in which all existing products and services are distinguished by a total of 45 classes. A correct classification is the key to a proper registration; for this reason, in Protectia all the trademarks are classified as part of our free preliminary advising service.

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Trademark registration in Cuba: the process

The process for a trademark in Cuba usually goes through the following steps:

  • Filing of the application.
  • Formal examination (the Office will realize it within a period of 180 days).
  • Publication in the Official Journal of Industrial Property and 60 days terms for third parties oppositions.
  • Granting.

trademark registration in cuba

The average duration for a trademark process in Cuba, including its granting from the moment of filing the application to the publication, is between 12 to 15 months in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it goes from 2 to 4 years in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals.


Procedures for trademark registration in Cuba

Cuba belongs to the International system of trademark registration of Madrid (Madrid Protocol), so the application for a trademark registration may be filed from outside Cuba as part of an international trademark registration.

In order to guarantee a high level 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 Cuba.


Advices about trademark registration in Cuba

It is worth noting that, usually, starting any type of business bring the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions before to register the trademark, which may cause negative consequences. Therefore, the first action must be the trademark registration.

A solid and structured agency such as Protectia, which has an exhaustively experience in the field and also has correspondents in all country, is ideal to manage and carry out in total comfort and safety a proper trademark registration service.