Cuba

  • International Country Code:

    CU
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT -04:00
  • Currency:

    Cuban Peso (CUP)

Trademark registration in Cuba

Cuba
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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Cuba.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Cuba

To obtain a filing date, a trademark application in Cuba must contain:
- request for trademark registration;
- applicant(s) data, nationality and address;
- representation of the trademark;
- list of goods/services for which trademark registration is sought;
- proof of the prescribed fee payment.

  • Requirements for a Power of Attorney

An original of a simply signed Power of Attorney is required. A POA may be submitted after the filing date. Late filing of a POA is not subject to additional fees.

  • Priority document

A copy of the priority document and its sworn translation into Spanish should be submitted within three months from the filing date.

  • Opposition period

The opposition period in Cuba constitutes 60 days from the publication of an application.

  • Provisional Refusal

The response to the provisional refusal of an international registration in Cuba must be filed within 30 days from the date the International Bureau sends the refusal to the applicant. The office does not provide for an extension of this time limit. The language of the response is Spanish. It is necessary to appoint a local representative, Cuban patent attorney.

No requests for revision or appeals are accepted by the Cuban Industrial Property Office.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

A trademark in Cuba is valid for ten years from the filing date and may be renewed for consecutive ten-year periods an unlimited number of times. Renewal should be requested within six months before the expiration date or within a six-month grace period alongside payment of a corresponding surcharge.

  • Use requirement

A trademark which has not been used within a period of consecutive three years after registration may be cancelled on non-use basis. Cancellation may be initiated by the Cuban IP Office or a third party.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to appoint a registered Cuban trademark attorney to perform trademark registration in Cuba.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by CLAIM S.A on 04.02.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Cuban IP Laws

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