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Uruguay Trademark Registration

In Uruguay the legal basis is the trademark Law Nº 17.011 of September 25th, 1998. Trademark protection is obtained by registration, under the "first-to-file"-System.

Requirements

A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark Office by a local agent. A simple power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.

Procedure

The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 18-20 months from first filing to registration. Before registration the trademark application is published in the Official Gazette (approx. 2 months after the date of the application). The opposition period is 1 month as of the publication of the application at the Official Gazette.

Duration

A trademark registration in Uruguay is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.

Methods

NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.
In Uruguay the legal basis is the trademark Law Nº 17.011 of September 25th, 1998. Trademark protection is obtained by registration, under the "first-to-file"-System.

Requirements

A trademark application has to be filed before the Trademark Office by a local agent. A non-legalized power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.

Procedure

The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 18-20 months from first filing to registration. Before registration the trademark application is published in the Official Gazette (approx. 2 months after the date of the application). The opposition period is 1 month as of the publication of the application at the Official Gazette.

Duration

A trademark registration in Uruguay is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.

Methods

NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.

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