Cuba (CU)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Cuba has made the notification under Rule 34(3)(a) of the Common Regulations, requiring payment of its individual fee to be made in two parts. Applicants availing of the electronic fee calculator on the Madrid website should be aware that when indicating Cuba as a designated Contracting Party, only the first part of the individual fee will feature in the calculation. For further information see Information Notice 27/2003 (

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Post-grant opposition period: two months from publication in the National Official Gazette of Trademarks (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Two months from date of issue of notification of provisional refusal. It is extendable, for one more month, before the two month deadline.

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

Last updated on: May 6, 2014