• International Country Code:

    AR
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT -03:00
  • Currency:

    Argentine Peso (ARS)

Trademark registration in Argentina

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Argentina, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Argentina only accepts single-class trademark applications.

  • Filing requirements in Argentina

The official language of the trademark application in Argentina is Spanish.

A trademark application in Argentina must contain at least the following:
-request to register a trademark;
- applicant(s) details and address;
- representation of the trademark (except for word marks, five clear prints are required);
- specification of goods or services.

In Argentina, the original of the Priority Document is not required, but the sworn translation into Spanish must be provided within 3 months from the filing date. However, the original of the priority document may be requested by the Office.

The original Power of Attorney, notarized and legalised by apostille or by Argentine Consul, must be provided within 40 business days from filing trademark application in Argentina.

  • Examination, publication and opposition to a trademark in Argentina

The application will undergo both formal and substantive examinations, substantive examination includes a search for conflicting marks and distinctiveness examination. After the examination, an application is published in the Bulletin for opposition. The opposition period for the Argentine trademark application is 3 months as of the INPI notification of opposition.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The term of a registered trademark in Argentina is ten years from the date of registration, renewable an unlimited number of times every ten years. A renewal application should be filed 6 months before the expiration date or 6 months after the expiration date provided that the corresponding surcharge is paid. In addition, the applicant must submit a Sworn Declaration of Use stating that the mark has been used in Argentina within the five-year period preceding the expiration date.

  • Duration of registration procedure

The processing time from first filing to registration is approximately 18 months in the case of a smooth registration procedure.

  • Use requirement 

The validity of a registered trademark in Argentina may be cancelled if it is shown that the trademark has not been used for five consecutive years after its registration. Furthermore, a sworn declaration of use should be provided between the 5th and 6th anniversary of registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform trademark prosecution in Argentina through an agent, a registered Argentine trademark attorney.

  •  Note

Online Database for Argentine Trademarks Search.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Estudio Berbery on 02.01.2019 
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Argentine IP Laws

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