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Colombia

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    CO
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    Colombian peso (COP)

Industrial Design registration in Colombia

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design application in Colombia as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing of a design application in Colombia

The term for filing design applications claiming conventional priority in Colombia is 6 months from the priority date.

  • Multiple design application

Multiple design applications are not possible in Colombia.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Colombia

Minimum filing requirements for a design application in Colombia are:
- identification of the applicant(s) and/or the designer(s) along with their addresses and nationality;
- a sample of the product incorporating the design, its photograph or graphical representation. In the case of three-dimensional designs, it is necessary to submit the side, upper, lower, frontal, rear and perspective views.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A scanned copy of the executed Power of Attorney is enough for filing in Colombia. Legalisation or notarisation is not required. However, infringement or nullity actions require an original, legalized POA. If the POA is not filed with the application, the Colombian Patent Office will issue a formal Office Action, requesting the applicant to file it within a 30-working-days deadline (extendable for 30 additional working days). Not filing of the POA within this term will lead to the abandonment of the application.

  • Priority document

It is necessary to provide a scanned copy of the priority document's certified copy translated into Spanish within nine months following the priority date.

  • Assignment deed

If the applicant is not the creator of an industrial design, a scanned copy of the executed, non-legalized Assignment Deed must be provided to the Office. If Assignment Deed is not filed with the application, the Colombian Patent Office will issue a formal Office Action, requesting the applicant to file it within a 30-working-days deadline (extendable for 30 additional working days). Not filing of the Assignment within this term will lead to the abandonment of the application.

  • Examination of a design application in Colombia

It is not necessary to request an examination of the industrial design in Colombia. If a third party does not file an opposition against the design during 30 working days from its publication, the Colombian Patent Office will not perform a novelty search.

  • Grace period

If the disclosure of the information on the industrial design has been made by the applicant, inventor, assignee or a third party who have obtained information from the applicant, inventor, assignee or national offices 6 months before the filing date or, if priority is claimed before the priority date it will not disprove the novelty of a Colombian design application.

  • Validity term

The validity term of an industrial design registration in Colombia is ten years from the date of filing. This term is not renewable.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

There is neither official grant fee nor annual fees for an industrial design in Colombia.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform the design prosecution in Colombia through a Colombian attorney at law.

  • What can be registered

The particular appearance of a product that results from any arrangement of lines or combination of colours, or any two-dimensional or three-dimensional outward shape, line, outline, form, texture, or material, without the intended use or purpose of the said product being thereby changed are registrable as an industrial design in Colombia.

  •  Note

Online Database for Colombian Design Search.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by GÓMEZ PINZÓN ABOGADOS on 09.04.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Colombian IP Laws

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