Trademarks in Latin America

Efficiently handle all of your trademark applications in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

There is no single registration that covers all Latin American countries, so a trademark application needs to be filed in each jurisdiction. Each country has its own requirements and regulations. Trademark registration processes throughout the continent may be as similar as having the same community law, or as different as having different legal systems, currencies, or languages.

We sort out all the information for you and and turn the myriad of different requirements, payment of fees, or legalizations into a simple, straightforward filing procedure with a single Power of Attorney.

 

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Filing Requirements:

  • Logo (.png or .jpg, min 250x250 pixels)
    • Specification of Pantone colors
  • Description of goods/services (Nice Classification)
  • Full name and address of Applicant
  • International Power of Attorney legalized with Apostille
    • Companies must provide proof of legal status and reg. number
    • One PoA per applicant is enough, we take care of the delegations
  • Priority: certified copy of the foreign application

Save time, money and resources!

We centrally take care of:

  • Translations
  • Notarizations
  • Visits to consulates
  • Legalizations
  • Formalities
  • Currency conversions
  • Bank commissions

Countries we cover:

 South America - Trademark Registrations

Country PoA Multiclass Priority Translations
Argentina Apostille No Certified Copy Local translator req.
Bolivia Apostille No Certified Copy Simple translation
Brazil Scanned No Scanned Simple translation
Chile Apostille No addt'l benefits Apostille Simple translation
Colombia Scanned Yes Certified Copy Simple translation
Ecuador Apostille No Certified Copy Simple translation
French Guyana        
Guyana Signed original No    
Paraguay Notarized No Notarized Copy Local translator req.
Peru Scanned No Addt'l benefits Certified Copy Simple translation
Suriname        
Uruguay Scanned Yes Certified Copy Local translator req.
Venezuela Apostille No Certified Copy Local translator req.


 Central America - Trademark Registrations

Country PoA Multiclass Priority Translation
Belize Signed original Yes Certified Copy  
Costa Rica Notarized Yes Certified Copy Simple translation
El Salvador Apostille Yes Apostille Local translator req.
Guatemala Apostille No Certified Copy Local translator req.
Honduras Apostille No Apostille Local translator req.
Mexico Scanned No Certified Copy  
Nicaragua Apostille No Apostille Local translator req.
Panama Apostille No addt'l benefits Apostille Simple translation

 Caribbean - Trademark Registrations

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bes Islands
    (Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba)
  • Cayman Islands

  • Cuba*
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guadalupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Puerto Rico

  • St. Barthelemy
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Virgin Islands (British)

 

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