Spain (ES)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes in the Boletín Oficial de la Propiedad Industria notifications of international registration, subsequent designation and renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute grounds. The Office makes available ex officio search on prior rights.

Opposition Procedure

Two months following the publication of the notification of registration in the Official Gazette of Industrial Property (BOPI Boletín Oficial de la Propiedad Industrial) (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Four months from the date of notification to WIPO.

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

Possibility of administrative and judicial remedies.

Last updated on: March 17, 2014