In the particular historical and economic times we live in, we see emerging markets such as LATAM countries which have become investment goals in most corporate internationalization projects.
That is why from Protectia, in our desire to provide useful information about the international trademark protection, we propose the following scheme that collects all the necessary procedures for a trademark registration in LATAM, since the filing of the application to the granting.
Let’s see it in the specific of each country.
Trademark registration in LATAM
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We recall some fundamental elements about trademark registration in LATAM:
- When it comes to trademark registration, time plays an important role: i.e, the first who files the application, wins. Therefore, it is highly recommended to perform a viability search of the trademark, in which any previous rights are detected. In Protectia we conduct this research free of charges.
- In order to distinguish which types of goods / services is intended to use the trademark you want to register, the “Nice Classification” is used, which categorize all the goods/services existing in 45 epigraphs.
- All trademarks in LATAM are usually granted for a period of 10 years (except for example the case of Venezuela, where the registration of a trademark lasts 15 years) extended for the same period.
Finally mention that counting on an agency of Intellectual Property such as Protectia, advising you before and during the registration process and performing a careful watch service of the trademark, can be vital.
Are you interested in a trademark registration in LATAM?