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What is the Trademark Official Gazette?

Every country has a Trademark Official Gazette that is a weekly publication that the Trademark Office does to keep the applicants or community informed about the trademark applications they are managing and publishes newly registered trademarks. If you want to know updates about the processes or applications published on the gazette where your filing your application you can [...]

2018-06-21T14:04:18-05:00April 9th, 2018|

In how many countries can I register my trademark?

With BR Latin America you can file a trademark application in 18 countries of Latin America: Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela Contact us: info@brlatina.com, if you are interested in filling a trademark application in one or more of the countries listed [...]

2018-04-11T09:02:31-05:00April 9th, 2018|

How can a trademark help my business?

A trademark gives value and protection to a business, since they are protected by the intellectual property. This are some of the benefits you will have once you register your trademark: You will have a constructive notice nationwide (in the country where you file the application) of the trademark owner's claim. Ownership of the trademark. [...]

2018-04-11T09:02:43-05:00April 9th, 2018|

What is a Collective trademark?

A Collective trademark is a trademark owned by an organization such as an association, used by its members to identify themselves with a level of quality. Collective trademarks are signs which distinguish the geographical origin, material, mode of manufacture or other common characteristics of goods or services of different enterprises.

2018-04-11T09:04:07-05:00April 9th, 2018|

What is a Certification marks?

Certification marks is a sign certifying that the goods or services in respect of which it is used are of a particular origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, performance, or other characteristic. Certification marks may be used by anybody who complies with the standards defined by the owner of the certification mark. One requirement [...]

2018-04-11T09:04:23-05:00April 9th, 2018|

Multiclass trademark registration

In Latinamerica, some countries allow multiclass trademark registration, among those are Chile, Dominican Republic and Peru Nevertheless, the official fee does not comprehend the application as one, and it has to be paid for every additional class as if it were a single class application. Countries that do not allow multiclass trademark registrations are: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela. [...]

2018-06-21T13:45:08-05:00April 9th, 2018|

What are the intellectual property offices in Latin America?

The local governmental patent and trademark offices are: Argentina: Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (INPI) http://www.inpi.gov.ar/ Bolivia: Servicio Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual (SENAPI) www.senapi.gob.bo/ Chile: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PROPIEDAD INDUSTRIAL (INAPI) http://www.inapi.cl Colombia:Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) http://www.sic.gov.co/ Ecuador: Instituto Ecuatoriano de la Propiedad Intelectual (IEPI) http://www.iepi.gob.ec/ México: Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial (IMPI) http://www.impi.gob.mx/ Panama: Dirección [...]

2018-04-11T09:04:58-05:00April 9th, 2018|

How long does it take to have the trademark conceded?

It is difficult to predict exactly how long it will take an application to mature into a registration, because there are so many factors that can affect the process. Generally, an applicant will receive a filing receipt approximately three weeks after filing, which will include the serial number of the application. It also depends on [...]

2018-04-11T09:05:08-05:00April 9th, 2018|

What is a trademark?

A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one company from others in the market. A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one company or seller from goods manufactured or [...]

2018-04-11T09:05:18-05:00April 9th, 2018|