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Colombia IP Facts
IP office: Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio www.sic.gov.co
New Patents filed: 1.753 (2009 WIPO)
New Trademarks filed: 23.952 (2008 WIPO)
New Patent time line: aprox.3-4 years
New Trademark timeline: aprox. 8 months.
Patent Cooperation Treaty-PCT
Convention Trademark Law Treaty
Multiclass TM Application
Free Trade Agreement with the US
Colombia IP Regulations
On January 1 2017 will enter into force a new edition of the Nice Classification for the Registration of trademarks.
Resolution No. 3719 supplements and amends some paragraphs in Chapter I of Title X of the Circular of the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce related to Patents.
Resolution No. 3718 seeks to amend paragraphs 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 of Chapter I in Title X of the Circular and add paragraphs 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 in Chapter I of Title X of the Circular.
These are the modifications of law 23 of 1982, which is worthwhile to have in mind: The law 44 of 1993 that added sanctions of criminal type of copyright infringement.
Colombia has a law for copyrights and related aspects, which regulates in detail the most important topics in this field.
Law No. 1455 of June 29, 2011 regulates the Madrid Protocol Agreement concerning the international registration of trademarks.
Law N ° 1648 July 12, 2013 establishes measures of enforcement of Industrial property rights In Colombia.
Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador are member’s country of the Andean Community. For copyright and related rights matters there is the 351/1993 decision.
For industrial property concerns there is the 486/2000 decision for the countries member's of the Andean Community; Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.