World Intellectual Property Organization

Colombia (CO)

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As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Republication

Periodic publication “Industrial Property Bulletin
http://www.sic.gov.co/

Examination Procedure

Vague description of products and/or services.
Regulations for use in collective and certification marks.
Views of three-dimensional marks.
Absolute grounds for unregistrability.
Relative grounds for unregistrability.

Opposition Procedure

Notification of opposition must be presented within a time period of 30 days from the date of publication in the “Industrial Property Bulletin”

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

For the first action of provisional refusal: 60 working days.
If based on an opposition: 30 working days.
In the case of a refusal: one month and 10 days.
In the case of an opposition, extensions shall be limited to a period of 30 additional working days.
The consequences for failing to respond within the above-mentioned time period.
For the first action of provisional refusal: abandonment.
If based on an opposition: no negative consequences.
In the case of a refusal: final refusal decision.

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

Response to request.
Response to opposition.
Right of appeal.
Action for invalidation.

Last updated on: May 12, 2016

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