Nowadays we face a market characterized by globalization and strong competition. In this situation, a trademark can be easily a target for possible abuses and illegal copy. 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.
Trademark registration in Panama: why choosing Protectia?
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Trademark registration in Panama: the process
The process for a trademark registration in Panama usually goes through four main moments:
The registration of a trademark in Panama gives the holder its exclusive use for 10 years starting from the date of registration, renewable for a period of the same duration, whenever requested within the corresponding term and upon payment of the relative fees.
The average duration for a trademark process in Panama, including its granting from the moment of filing the application to the publication, is 10 months in case oppositions are not filed, whereas it is 12 months in case of oppositions. In Panama, trademark oppositions are filed and processed by civil courts, therefore it is not an administrative process but judicial.
Advices about the trademark registration in Panama
Usually, starting any type of business brings 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.
It is worth noting that for no-resident in Panama 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 Panama, and to defend the interests of their clients before any action.