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Intellectual property protection in Cuba

Intellectual Property in Cuba

1. Cuba general info

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. It is South of both the U.S. state of Florida and the Bahamas, West of Haiti, and North of Jamaica. The largest city and capital is Havana; other major cities are Santiago de Cuba and Camagüey. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, with an area of 109,884 square kilometres (42,426 sq mi) with population of over 11 million.

International Country Code: CU

Time zone: UTC–4                     

Currency: Cuban Peso (CUP)

Brief information on Patent registration in Cuba (non-PCT)

Brief information on Patent registration in Cuba (PCT national phase)

Brief information on Trademark registration in Cuba

Brief information on Industrial Design registration in Cuba

2. IP Legal Base in Cuba

Decree-Law on Inventions and Industrial Designs and Utility Models
Decree-Law on Trademarks and other Distinctive Signs
Decree-Law on Geographical Indications
Decree-Law on Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Decree-Law on the Protection of Plant Varieties
Law on Copyright

3. International organizations/agreements

Patent Cooperation Treaty
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial
Picota #15 entre Luz y Acosta
CP 10100, La Habana Vieja
La Habana
Phone: (537) 862 43 79; (537) 862 43 95; (537) 862 97 71
Fax: (537) 866 56 10
Email: ocpi@ocpi.cu
www.ocpi.cu

5. IP registration costs

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


Brief summary is based on the information provided by CLAIM S.A on 31/03/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Cuban IP Laws

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