Registration is the only way to get trademark rights in Colombia and Latin America. No register means no rights.
We represent to small, medium and large Colombian enterprises to protect their Intellectual Property as well as we represent foreign companies and law firms to register and protect their rights in Colombia and Latin America.
Despite there are common industrial property rules in Andean Community (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), registers in those countries are independent to each other.
Procedure for obtaining protection
First of all, applicants must to define which kind of trademark they would like to register, e.g.; word trademark, figurative trademark, etc.
Secondly, we highly recommend performing a search to evaluate the chances of obtaining the register. This is also an opportunity to discover any obstacles that the application may face.
Lastly, the trademark application must be filed before the Trademark Office.
Trademark Office checks the formal requirements and orders the publication in the Official Gazette. Oppositions may be filed.
If application is granted, trademark register will be in force for ten years.
Please tell us as much as you can about your enterprise. It will be a pleasure to help you to figure out what you need for your business and to find the best way to protect it. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience handling huge IP portfolios both foreign and domestic.
Please feel free to contact us at: [email protected], or call us if you prefer at (57+1) 814 8959 in Bogota.