Contracting Party of the Madrid System: NO.
Trade Mark Law in force:
Decision 486 of the Andean Community. The Andean Pact Decision provides for one common trademark law among the member countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). It does not provide a common registration procedure, but it provides for certain reciprocal rights to be available upon request of the trademark owner. For example, an entity that first applied for registration of a trademark in any Member Country, may lodge an opposition against a similar mark filed in the other Member Countries.
Nice classification, 11th edition.
All distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, emblems, holograms, coloRs, combinations or shades of colours, three-dimensional forms, the three-dimensional form of a good or its packaging, trade dress, sound marks and olfactory marks.
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 8-12 months, unless any obstacles were raised.
Term of protection:
10 years from the date of registration.
YES. Cancellation can be requested if the trademark has not been used for 3 years in any member state of the Andean Pact, counting from the date of registration. Partial cancellation is possible.
6 months prior to renewal date.
Grace period: 6 months.