Trademarks: Nicaragua

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, CAFTA Agreement (Between The Government Of The Republic Of Nicaragua And The Government Of The United States Of America Concerning On Intellectual Property Rights), General Inter-American Convention on Trademark and Commercial Protection.

Classification : Nice Classification (8th edition); Single-Class filing.

What is Registrable : Words, drawings, combinations of words and drawings, labels, combinations of colors, sounds, trade dress (including the trade dress of a business), and other perceptible signs.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes 
Examination : Yes 
Publication : Yes 
Opposition : Yes 
Time Frame for Registration : 6-8 months from the application date 
Registration Term : 10 Years as of registration date 
Renewal Term : 10 Years 
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months 
Use Requirement for filing : No 
Cancellation : Yes 
Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes 
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes 
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized by a Nicaraguan Consul. 
  2. Certified copy of Priority Document (no legalization required).
  3. Full details of the Applicant, mark & list of Goods.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized by a Nicaraguan Consul 
  2. Details of the Mark & Class(es).

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Assignment document signed by both the assignor and the assignee legalized by a 
    Nicaraguan Consul. 
  2. Power of Attorney legalized by a Nicaraguan Consul.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. A certified copy of the license document legalized by a Nicaraguan Consul.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A document issued by the proper authority showing the change of name and 
    legalized by a Nicaraguan Consul.

For the change of address, a document issued by the proper authority or a document issued by the trademark owner (such as a fresh Power of Attorney), and legalized up to a Nicaraguan Consul.

 

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