Trademarks: Paraguay

General Information

International Agreements : Bern Convention, Paris Convention, Inter-American Trademark Convention, Inter-American Patent Convention, GATT/TRIPS, MERCOSUR Trademark Harmonization Protocol.

Classification : Nice Classification (8th Edition); Single-Class filings
What is Registrable : Trademarks are all signs that serve to distinguish products or 
services. Trademarks may consist of one or more words, themes, emblems, monograms, stamps, vignettes, embossments; names, fantasy words, letters and numbers with different forms or combinations; combinations and dispositions of colors, labels, containers and wrappings. Trademarks may also consist of the shape, presentation or conditioning of products or of their containers or wrappings, or of the means or places of sale of the products or 
corresponding services. 

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes
Publication : Yes
Opposition : Yes – within 60 Working Days
Time Frame for Registration : 8 Months
Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 Months
Use Requirement for filing : None
Cancellation : Yes - 5 Years of Non-Use.
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 ? No

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Denomination, Full name & address of applicant, goods or services to be covered.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Assignment document legalized by the Paraguayan Consulate.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Licensed Agreement document legalized by the Paraguayan Consulate.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Document stating the change of name.

 

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