Intellectual property protection in Colombia

Intellectual Property in Colombia

1. Colombia general info

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. It is located in Northwestern South America, bordered to the Northwest by Panama; to the North by the Caribbean Sea; to the East by Venezuela and Brazil; to the South by Ecuador and Peru; and to the West by the Pacific Ocean.

International Country Code:  CO

Time zone:  UTC−5

Currency:    Colombian peso (COP)

See brief information about Patent registration in Colombia (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Colombia (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Colombia

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Colombia

2. IP Legal base

Decision 486 of the Commission of the Andean Community

3. International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Trademark Law Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo
Carrera 13 No. 27-00
Pisos 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 y 10
Phone: (571) 587 0000
Fax: (571) 587 0284

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Colombia are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by ARAMBURO RESTREPO ABOGADOS on 20/04/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Columbian IP Laws

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