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Uruguay Trademark Registration 

 
Attorneys - Uruguay
 
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My name is Manuela Cabrera and I'm the representative Attorney in Uruguay.

I'll be personally in charge of your trademark registration process.
 
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A trademark attorney will process your trademark registration in Uruguay 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
 

 
Trademark Registration Certificate   Step 3. Trademark Registration Certificate:
Once your trademark application is approved, we will obtain your registration certificate.
Step 3 Prices
 

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

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 18 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.

     

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

    The territorial limit of registration is Uruguay.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, a power of attorney 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?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available. Law No. 19149 provides for the possibility of cancellation of a trademark that is not in use.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Uruguay?
    • names
    • words
    • slogans
    • devices
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • sounds
    • colours
    • collective marks
    • service marks
    • certification marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Uruguay?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Publication of the following information:
      • mark
      • application date
      • name of applicant
      • application number
      • address of applicant
      • goods/services
      • state or country of incorporation of applicant
      • representation of trademark for logos
    2. Examination in respect to:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • distinctiveness
      • deceptiveness
      • conflict with prior an earlier registration
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • marks that contradict Uruguay’s moral standards and public order
    • names, symbols or flags of states, regions, nations or of international organizations
  • Does Uruguay use the "Nice Classification" system?

    The Nice Classification System is effective in Uruguay.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Uruguay?

    No. The European Union Trade Mark is not recognized in Uruguay.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Uruguay?

    Priority application is possible if the following requisites are met:

     

    • If an applicant's home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • If the home application was filed within six months prior to the application in Uruguay
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A registered trademark must be used within five consecutive years following the mark's registration or renewal date The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must occur in Uruguay.

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

    The initial term of a registration is ten years and is 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?

    The trademark law of Uruguay allows usage of an unregistered mark for any goods or services.


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