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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks


Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 29, 2011Law No. 1455 of June 29, 2011 approving the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, adopted in Madrid on 27 June 1989 and amended on 3 October 2006 and on 12 November 2007

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
October 12, 2011Consumer Protection Statute (Law No. 1480 of October 12, 2011)
July 2, 2003Law No. 813 of 2003 (July 2) - By which some articles of Law No. 599 of 2000 are abrogated, supplemented and amended
December 24, 1998Law No. 488 of 1998 (December 24) - By which Tax rules and other tax provisions of the Sub-national entities are established

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
April 13, 2012Decree No. 0729 of 2012 partially regulating Decisions 486 and 689 of the Commission of the Andean Community
September 15, 2009Decree No. 03523 of 2009 (September 15) - By which is modified the structure of the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce and the functions of its dependences are established
December 13, 2000Decree No. 2591 of 2000 (December 13) - By which is partially regulated Decision 486 of the Andean Community Commission
March 27, 1971Decree No. 410 of 1971 (March 27) - By which the Commercial Code is enacted

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
November 11, 2014Decree No. 2264 of November 11, 2014, regulating the Compensation Prescribed for Infringement of Trademark Rights
December 30, 2009Resolution No. 69699 of December 30, 2009 - By which the Official Taxes for Industrial Property are established and the Unique Circular letter of July 19, 2001 is modified
October 9, 2008Resolution No. 38891 of October 9, 2008 – By which is authorized the use of mechanical signatures on some documents issued within procedures before the Industrial Property Division

Treaty Approvals

Date of TextTitle
July 31, 2009Law No. 1343 of 2009 (July 31) - By which the "Treaty on the Law of Trademarks" and its "Regulation", adopted on October 27, 1994, is approved
November 21, 2007Law No. 1166 of 2007 (November 21) - By which is approved the Amending Protocol to the U.S. – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), signed in Washington, District of Columbia on June 28, 2007 and its Side Letter of the same date
July 4, 2007Law No. 1143 of 2007 (July 4) - By means of which is approved the 'U.S. – Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA)', its 'Side letters', and its 'Understandings', signed in Washington on November 22, 2006

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