Colombia

  • International Country Code:

    CO
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT -05:00
  • Currency:

    Colombian peso (COP)

Trademark registration in Colombia

Colombia
from 888.00
Number of Classes
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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Colombia. The class headings are not admitted by the Patent and Trademark Office, the particular goods and/or services must be indicated.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Colombia

- A statement that the applicant is filing for registration of a trademark;
- information about the applicant;
- the trademark for which registration is being applied for, or a reproduction of the trademark in the case of trademarks that are denominations with special graphic elements, shapes or colours, or of figurative, mixed or three-dimensional trademarks, whether in colour or not;
- list of the specific goods or services in respect to which the trademark protection is being applied for;
- proof of payment of the filing fees.

  • Priority document

It is necessary to provide a certified copy of the priority document translated into Spanish no later than nine months from the foreign filing date.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

A copy of a Power of Attorney signed by the legal representative of an applicant must be provided within two months from filing a Colombian trademark application. Legalisation is not required. 

  • Opposition period

The Colombian trademark application may be opposed within 30 working days from the publication of the application.  In case the opposition is filed the applicant is given an additional 30 days period to answer the opposition.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

No official grant fee is stipulated. The validity term of a trademark in Colombia is ten years from the date of registration. A trademark in Colombia may be renewed for successive periods of ten years. A request to renew trademark registration must be submitted within six months before the expiry date or within a six-month grace period.

  • Use requirement

The validity of a trademark in Colombia may be cancelled if the owner of a trademark has not been using the said trademark within three consecutive years following its registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreigners must perform the trademark prosecution in Colombia through a Colombian trademark attorney at law.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Colombia

Words or a combination of words; pictures, figures, symbols, graphic elements, logotypes, monograms, portraits, labels, and emblems; sounds and smells; letters and numbers; a color demarcated to give it a specific shape, or a combination of colors; the shape of a product its packaging or wrappings; any combination of the signs or means indicated in the items above are registrable as a trademarks in Colombia.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Colombian Trademarks, International Trademarks.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by ARAMBURO RESTREPO ABOGADOS on 24.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Colombian IP Laws

 

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