Trademarks: Peru

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, Washington Convention, Cartagena 
Agreement (Andean Community) and ADPIC.

Classification : Nice Classification – Single Class filing.

What is Registrable : Word marks, labels, three-dimensional forms, distinctive box and bottle designs, names, geographical names, numericals, letters or combination thereof, favors and scents.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes – within 6 months

Examination : Yes – initial examination on both absolute and relative grounds. The mark is then published for opposition and if no oppositions are filed, the trademark office proceeds to examine registrability of the mark.

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette after 30 days following filing or after all missing documents are filed.

Opposition : Yes – after publication and before the substantive examination is completed.

Time Frame for Registration : 4 Months – if all required documents are filed.
Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 Months
Use Requirement for filing : None

Cancellation : Yes – if the mark is not used for a period of 3 continuous years in Peru or any other Andean Community country, namely, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador or Venezuela, the registration is vulnerable to cancellation.

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 – only registered marks can be Licensed

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.
  2. Full details of the mark and list of Goods.
  3. Full details of the Applicant.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.
  2. Details of the registered mark and class(es).

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.
  2. Assignment Deed legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.
  2. License Agreement legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.
  2. Certified copy of a certificate showing the change of Name and/or Address legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.

 

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