Trademark Registration in Guatemala

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To Register a Trademark, Brand Name or Commercial Name in Guatemala

In Guatemala, the entity responsible for maintaining a public register of trademarks is the Intellectual Property Registry (RPI). Specifically this department is responsible to carry out the processing of applications for acquisition, modification and maintenance of rights in the various distinctive signs, (trademarks, trade names, expressions or advertising and geographical indications), through its different sections.
Applicable laws ruling trademark registry in Guatemala are: Industrial Property Law, Decree 57-2000, Governmental Agreement 862-2000, Industrial Property Regulations and Tariff of the Industrial Property Law, Governmental Agreement. 89-2002, Central American Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 26-73 Decree, Decree 153-85 Law on Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs and designs applied to such applications prior to the validity of the decree 57-2000.

Copyright and Related Rights

Law on Copyright and Related Rights Ordinance 33-08 of Congress, came into force on June 22, 1998 and Decree 56-2000 which contains its reforms, in force since November 1, 2000.
Governmental Agreement. 233-2003, Regulations of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights and its respective tariff in force since May 29, 2003, published in the Official Journal of CA, April 30, 2000. These regulate all matters relating to the Industrial Property in the Republic of Guatemala and it gives all the protection to both companies and individuals wishing to protect their trademarks and trade names in Guatemala.

The Certificate of Registration issued by the competent authorities after a trademark registration in Guatemala, is only valid within the Guatemalan jurisdiction.
The registration of a mark in Guatemala is valid for a period of ten (10) years and may be renewed within the time limits prescribed by law Brand Guatemala.
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