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Honduras Trademark Registration 

Attorneys - Honduras

My name is Tania Casco and I'm the representative Attorney in Honduras.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
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Your trademark registration will be processed in Honduras 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 10 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


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

    The territorial limit of registration is Honduras.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, a power of attorney is necessary.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?
    • may demonstrate acquired distinctiveness
    • may help overcome an objection on the ground of non-distinctiveness
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Honduras?
    • words
    • names
    • devices
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • colors
    • slogans
    • sounds
    • trade dress/get-up
    • holograms
    • collective marks
    • certification marks
    • well-known marks
    • service marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Honduras?

    The order of the application process is examination, publication, and registration.


    1. Applications are examined in respect of:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • clarity
      • descriptiveness
      • distinctiveness
      • deceptiveness
      • conflict with prior registration
    2. The following application details are made available to the public:
      • mark
      • name of applicant
      • address of applicant
      • state or country of incorporation of applicant
      • citizenship of applicant
      • application number
      • application date
      • goods/services
      • representation of trademark
      • name of responsible attorney
      • type of mark
      • foreign registration information
      • date of admission
      • disclaimers
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • generic terms
    • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions or international organizations
    • non-distinctive trademarks
    • marks that contain emblems or symbols of legally recognized charity organizations
  • Does Honduras use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Honduras uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Honduras?

    Honduras is not a party to the European Union; hence the Community Trademark is not effective in this country.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Honduras?
    • if an applicant's home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • if the home application was filed six months earlier than the application in this jurisdiction
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A trademark must be used within three consecutive years at any point in the registration period.


    The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must occur in this jurisdiction.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 10 years calculated from the registration date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the registration grant date.

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

    Use of an unregistered mark for any goods or services is legal.