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Nicaragua Trademark Registration 

 
Attorneys - Nicaragua
 
Welcome:

My name is Yamilet Miranda and I'm the representative Attorney in Nicaragua.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
 
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Your trademark registration will be processed in Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is Nicaragua.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    A power of attorney is one of the application requirements.

  • 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?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Nicaragua?
    • words
    • devices
    • names
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • slogans
    • colours
    • smells (olfactory trademarks)
    • sounds
    • holograms
    • trade dress/get-up
    • certification marks
    • collective marks
    • service marks
    • well-known marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Nicaragua?
    1. Publication of the following information:
      • mark
      • application number
      • name of applicant
      • application date
      • state or country of incorporation of applicant
      • priority claim information
      • goods/services
      • representation of trademark
    2. Examination of the application according to its:
      • classification
      • formalities
      • clarity
      • distinctiveness
      • descriptiveness
      • conflict with prior registration
      • deceptiveness
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • marks that are against moral standards or public order
    • generic terms
    • names, symbols or flags of states, regions, nations or international organizations
    • non-distinctive trademarks
    • marks that function primarily as geographic location names
  • Does Nicaragua use the "Nice Classification" system?

    Nicaragua uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Nicaragua?

    The Community Trade Mark or the European Union Trademark registration is not effective in Nicaragua.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Nicaragua?

    The applicant may claim priority application if:

     

    • the home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • the home application was filed within six months before the application in Nicaragua
    • the home country is a member of the World Trade Organization
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A trademark must be used within three years. The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must occur in Nicaragua.

  • 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?

    It is legal to use an unregistered mark for goods/services.


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