World Intellectual Property Organization

Colombia (CO)

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Miscellaneous

Nice Classification

The Office does not accept all the class headings used by the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Representation before the Office

Holders of international registrations may be represented by lawyers, members of the Colombian Intellectual Property Association (ACPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Asociación Internacional para la Protección de la Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual (AIPPI) or of the Chambers of Commerce

Collective and Guarantee Marks

The regulations or instruments governing the use of the mark must be submitted to the Office within 60 working days following the notification of the request.
Requests for registration of collective marks must be accompanied by:
(a) a copy of the statutes of the association, organization or group of individuals requesting the registration of the collective mark;
(b) the list of members; and,
(c) indication of the conditions governing, and the form of, use of the collective mark with regard to the products or services.

Requests for registration of certification marks must be accompanied by:

The regulations governing the use of the mark: indicating those products or services which may be certified by their holder; defining the characteristics guaranteed by the presence of the mark, and; describing the manner in which verification of such characteristics shall be carried out prior to and following authorization of use of the mark.

The regulations governing use shall be recorded along with the mark.

Replacement

No specific requirements.
However, the following amounts of fees for the below requests filed directly before the Office of Colombia, which are expressed in the currency used by the Office of Colombia, namely, Colombian pesos, shall be paid directly to the said Office as of January 1, 2013:
20,000 Colombian Pesos – request that the Office of Colombia take note in its register of an international registration (replacement under Article 4bis(2) of the Madrid Protocol).

Transformation

No specific requirements
However, the following amounts of fees for the below requests filed directly before the Office of Colombia, which are expressed in the currency used by the Office of Colombia, namely, Colombian pesos, shall be paid directly to the said Office as of January 1, 2013:
1) 375,000 Colombian Pesos – request for transformation of an international registration designating Colombia into a national application, where protection has not yet been finally granted in Colombia (Article 9quinquies of the Madrid Protocol);
2) 100,000 Colombian Pesos – request for transformation of an international registration designating Colombia into a national application, where protection has been finally granted in Colombia (Article 9quinquies of the Madrid Protocol).

Maintenance Requirement

No specific requirements

Licenses

Last updated on: May 6, 2014

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