For the Argentinean law Nº22.362, a trademark is a distinctive sign, used to distinguish
the products or services from other.
What can be registered as a trademark in Argentina?
It can be register words, phrases, draws, images, emblems, monograms, engravings, stamps, seals, packages and slogans.
Can i register a logo on the same process?
Yes, a logo is included at no additional cost.
For how many years is the trademark protected?
A registered trademark lasts ten years from the day is granted the owner. It can be renewed indefinitely
Who can be the owner of trademark in Argentina?
It can be a company from any country in the world or any person.
Is it necessary to provide a power of attorney to register a trademark in Argentina?
No, its not necessary. It's required to provide a signed and scanned note with your information.
Can i provide a priority document for a trademark in Argentina?
Yes, we will need a copy of the priority with a spanish translation. The period that the law indicates in this cases is 90 days since the process started.
How is the opposition period in Argentina?
Since we started the process, your trademark will be published on an official bulletin. (aprox 4 month). Since the date of publication, the law indicates a period of 30 days to present oppositions to that trademark.
How can present an opposition?
The Argentinean law indicates that any person with a "legitimate interest" can do it. That legitimate interest is based on the different opinions of different courts around the country. Intellectual property courts dictaminate jurisprudence regarding this subject.
How can i resolve an opposition received on a trademark process in Argentina?
Once we take notice of an opposition, we make contact with the representative of the other trademark, to arrive for an amigable agreement.
If we don't arrive to an agreement, the law indicates that we should enforce the other part to a "mediation process", previous to start a legal action in court.
How long does the trademark registration process take in Argentina?
In 2017, we can say that it usually takes between 14-16 months.
If you need an ip law firm for a trademark registration process in Argentina, you can contact us from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm Buenos Aires.