Once your trademark is granted by the trademark office of the country where you registered it, a protection of 10 years is automatically granted from the date of the grant. In order to protect your trademark after those ten years you should file a trademark renewal and you will receive more time to protect your trademark.
During this period the brand will be able to sell or promote its products and services on the market with their trademark, avoiding that third parties sell the same products or with similar characteristics with their brand.
This concept extends throughout the countries of South America, Central America and the Caribbean, except for Venezuela, which it has its own Intellectual Property regime and grants a 15-year protection for distinctive signs.
We recommend that once the 10 years of protection are met, the trademark owners request the renewal of the trademark six months before the deadline of the distinctive sign. There is a six month extension after the expiration date of the trademark so that the owner of the sign renew its rights of use, under an extra fee for late filing.
If you are interested in renewing you trademark in any of the 18 countries of Latin America that we handle contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do all the work for you, we will only need a Power of Attorney.