In today’s global market, characterized by intense competition and constant presence of internet, is essential to define and to properly protect the intellectual identity of a business through an action of trademark registration.

Trademark registration in Nicaragua: why choosing Protectia?

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

  • 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.
  • Resources and experience: in Protectia we have the technical resources requires but above all 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.
  • Trademark viability study in Nicaragua: we also provide to our clients a careful investigation on previous rights. If an identical trademark or similar to the one the client intend to register exists, our sophisticated databases will detect it and our professionals will be prepared to advice and counsel on new viable and therefore more profitable options for the client.

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Trademark registration in Nicaragua: the process

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

  • Filing of the application
  • Formal examination
  • Publication in the Official Gazette Journal and within two months term from the publication of the application for oppositions
  • Substantive examination
  • Granting and issuance of certificate

trademark registration in nicaragua

The average duration for a trademark process in Nicaragua, including its granting from the moment of filing the application to the publication, is 14 months in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it goes from 2 to 4 years in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals.

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

Trademark registration in Nicaragua: advices

Is interesting notice that, usually, starting any type of business brings the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions, before even considering that the first major action to comply is the trademark registration, through which guarantee uniqueness and quality assurance to the consumers and therefore inspire confidence.

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 in Nicaragua.