Guatemala Intellectual Property Registration
Trademark registration Guatemala – In Guatemala the legal basis is the Intellectual Property Law of November 1, 2000. Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Guatemala Trademark registration Key Features Requirements
A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark and Patent Office (Registry of Intellectual Property) by a local agent. A non-legalized power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
Guatemala Trademark registration: Procedure
The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness, but no search for prior trademarks. After the formal application, the trademark application must be published in the Official Journal of Guatemala three times within a fifteen days term, and such publication must be done within the next 6 months from the date where the public notice was granted. The opposition period is 2 months from the date of the first publication in the Official Journal of Guatemala.
Guatemala Trademark registration: Duration
A trademark registration in Guatemala is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.