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. Although the laws of the region are similar, 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.

 

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Filing Requirements

  • Official fee
  • 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

We offer services in the following jurisdictions:
 South America - Trademark Registrations

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia

  • Ecuador
  • French Guyana
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay

  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

 Central America - Trademark Registrations

  • Dominican Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador

  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico

  • Nicaragua
  • Panama

 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)

 

Manchester United scores against #hashtag

 #Hashtags protected as trademarks have been arising uncertainty worldwide, Manchester United Limited opposed to the registration of #WE ARE UNITED EC.

A combination of two registered marks is still an infringement

In Consolidated Artists B.V. v. Marroquinera S.A. the IP Office held that a combination of two registered marks resulting in a confusingly similar mark is not subject to registration.

Boomerang Protection

SPEEDO Holdings B.V. filed an opposition against a local textile manufacturer who seeked protection for a similar boomerang device. The IP Office decided that even though the counterparty set out very detailed differences between the designs, the examination needed to see the marks as a whole, from the consumer's point of view, and rejected the application.

Subway vs Surfway

In Doctors Associates Inc. v. Surfway, a riptide of C&D letters, and an administrative infringement action was needed to confirm the removal of the infringing SURFWAY restaurant in one of Ecuador's main surf villages, Montañita.

ECUADOR: IP Appeal Board Says Rolling Stones Copyright Trumps Trademark Application

A group of “hardcore” fans called “Boca del Pozo,” supporting one of Ecuador’s main soccer teams, filed a trademark application for a design that “dressed” the famous Rolling Stones’ LIP AND TONGUE DESIGN with their team’s colors.