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Bolivia Trademark Registration 

Attorneys - Bolivia

My name is Keiko Shimojyo and I'm the representative Attorney in Bolivia.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
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A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Bolivia through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 14 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


  • If I register my trademark in Bolivia, do I have protection in other territories?

    No. Protection of the registered mark is limited in the territories of Bolivia and does not extend to other countries.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    A power of attorney with signature is required.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?

    There are no benefits from pre-filing use of a trademark.

  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Trademarks that are not used for 3 consecutive years are vulnerable to getting cancelled.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Bolivia?

    The trademark law of Bolivia considers the following marks as registrable:

    • Word
    • Slogan
    • Name
    • Device
    • Sound
    • Touch
    • Colour
    • Shape with 3 dimensions
    • Smell
    • Motion
    • Hologram
    • Get-up or trade dress
    • Any mark that can be represented or depicted graphically
    • Service marks
    • Notorious marks
    • Certification marks
    • Collective marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Bolivia?

    Trademark applications in Bolivia must go through the following phases, in particular order:

    1. Examination for compliance – application is examined based on clarity, descriptiveness, classification, etc.
    2. Publication – the application’s details are published such as the mark itself, name of applicant, citizenship, etc.
    3. Examination – the mark is examined if there are similar earlier applications or registrations
    4. Registration – it will be granted once the application successfully passed the previous phases
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?

    The trademark law of Bolivia prohibits the following marks:

    • Immoral or illegal marks
    • Generic words/terms
    • Non-distinctive marks
    • National flags and symbols including names of states, regions and international organizations
  • Does Bolivia use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Yes. Bolivia uses the Nice Classification system.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Bolivia?

    Since Bolivia is not a European Union party, the Community Trademark does not apply in this jurisdiction.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Bolivia?

    Yes. Priority claim is possible in Bolivia if the following conditions are satisfied:

    • The Paris Convention is recognized in the applicant’s home country
    • The application in home country was filed 6 months earlier than the application in Bolivia
    • The World Trade Organization is recognized in the applicant’s home country
    • The Andean Pact is recognized in the applicant’s home country
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    The following use requirements must be met:

    • Use the trademark at least once every 3 years
    • Use the trademark for commercial scale (use as token is not acceptable)
    • Use must take place in states where the Andean Community is followed
  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    A registered mark in Bolivia is valid for ten years computed from the registration date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The renewal date is computed 10 years from the date the registration was granted.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    It is illegal to use an unregistered mark in pharmaceutical goods.