Trademarks: Panama

General Information

Classification : Nice Classification; Single-Class filings.

What is Registrable : Trademarks, service marks, collective marks, guarantee marks, logos, a combination of colors, and trade names may be registered.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Publication : Yes
Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date
Time Frame for Registration : 12-14 Months
Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 Months with late payment fines.

Cancellation : Yes - lack of use of a trademark for more than five consecutive years from the date of registration may result in request for cancellation of the registration by any person

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized by Panamanian Consulate or Apostille.
  2. Certificate of Good Standing Legalized by Panamanian Consulate or Apostille.
  3. Full details of the Applicant, Mark & Classes.
  4. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized by Panamanian Consulate or Apostille.
  2. Details of the Mark & Classes.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized by Panamanian Consulate or Apostille.
  2. Assignment Deed legalized by Panamanian Consulate or Apostille.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized by Panamanian Consulate or Apostille.
  2. A document evidencing the change legalized by Panamanian Consulate or Apostille.

 

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