Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO.
Trade Mark Law in force:
Trademark Law 7978 of 2000 and its Regulation.
Nice classification, 10th edition
Words, letters, numbers, numerals, figurative elements, monograms, pictures, tags, lines, traces, patterns, combinations and dispositions of colours, sounds, packaging or wrapping of products.
Formal filing requirements:
Absolute grounds for refusal: YES.
Relative grounds for refusal: YES.
2 months from the first publication date.
Average time from filing to grant:
Approximately 6 months, unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
YES. Cancellation can be requested if the trade mark has not been used for 5 years, counting from the registration date. Partial cancellation is possible.
1 year prior to the renewal date.
Grace period: 6 months.