Trademarks: Andorra

General Information

IInternational Agreements : Paris Convention.
Classification : Nice Classification (8th Edition).

What is Registrable : Any Sign that serves to distinguish the goods/services 
of an enterprise (subject to the usual limitations).
What is Not Registrable : Sounds, Smells & Holograms.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes.
Examination : Yes.
Publication : Yes.
Opposition : None.
Time Frame for Registration : One (1) Month.
Registration Term : 10 Years.
Renewal Term : 10 Years.
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 Months.
Use Requirement for filing : None.

Cancellation : The civil court may, at the request of a third party evidencing a legitimate interest, revoke a registration if the owner of the registration has failed to put the registered trademark to real and effective use in Andorra.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes
Can pending applications be Assigned ? No

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes
Can pending application be Licensed ? No

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Full details of the Applicant, Class(es) and Goods/Services.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

First Renewals would be in 2006 and the OMPA (Andorran Trademark Office) has not yet issued instruction.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Power or Attorney simply signed.
  2. License Deed Notarized.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Certificate evidencing the Change of Name/Address.

 

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