Contracting Party of the Madrid System: YES
Trade Mark Law in force:
Industrial Property Law No. 19.039.
Last modification by Regulatory Decree No. 20569 of 6 February 2012.
On January 2022 Law No. 21.355 comes into force, amending the Industrial Property Law and Law No. 20.254.
Nice classification, 11th edition.
Registrable trade marks:
Words, names and all distinctive and graphically representable signs, as well as sound marks and slogans.
Olfactory, tridimensional and moving Trademarks are now possible to register.
Formal filing requirements:
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.
Relative grounds for refusal: YES.
30 working days from publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 8 months, unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
Mandatory use of trademarks and commercial names.
Possible revocation of registration due to loss of distinctiveness.
6 months prior to renewal date.
Grace period: 30 days from expiration date, BUT 6 months as from April 01, 2021 (surcharge of 20% each month) except for sound, collective, certification, and warranty trademarks