With the characteristic globalization of the markets, and especially with the advent of the Internet, any trademark can be easily object of abuse and illegal copy.

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.

Why choosing Protectia for the trademark registration in Honduras?

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 free of charge advice service throughout all the process of registration, as for its renewal and monitoring.
  • Viability study of a trademark in Honduras: before starting the process of trademark registration in Honduras, is highly recommended to perform a viability study of such trademark in order to avoid denials due to the existence of prior rights or any other event, such as identical or similar trademarks. Thanks to sophisticated databases consultation and the expertise of our professionals, in Protectia we offer our clients a careful viability study of the trademark in order to guarantee the uniqueness of the distinctive sign they pretend to register.
  • Trademark classification: since a proper classification of the trademark is one of the fundamental keys for the correct trademark registration, in Protectia, among other services, is also contemplated the trademark classification. Trademarks are registered related to concrete goods and services; In order to differentiate them, the Nice International classification is used which divides all the goods and services in 45 classes. 

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Trademark registration in Honduras: the process

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

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

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The average duration for a trademark process in Honduras, including its granting from the moment of filing the application to the publication, is 1 year in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it goes from 12 to 18 months in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals.

The registration of a trademark in Honduras gives the holder its exclusive use for 10 years starting from the date of registration, renewable for a period of the same duration.


Advices about the trademark registration in Honduras

It is worth noting that for no-resident in Honduras is necessary having a legal representative in order to file the application of a trademark, and also for residents it is highly recommended. Protectia has legal representative of full capacities to register a trademark in Colombia, and to defend the interests of their clients before any action.

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.