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General Information

Trademark Register in Paraguay is handled by the Direction General of Industrial Property (IPR) agency of the Department of Trade and Industry. Trademark applications should be made through an agent (lawyer authorized to that effect)trademark legal framework is provided by the Trademark Act (Law no. 751/79 as amended Act. 1285/87).

To Register a trademark, trade name or Commercial name in Paraguay:
Appointed representative will make a request to the Direction General of Industrial Property (IPR), after completing a form known as Application Form for Registration of trademark already completed; the request is formalized through legal representative regarding trademark registrations in Paraguay. An availability search is conducted for the purpose of determining whether the trademark is available to be recorded.

After opposition period is passed, the Trademark Office issues a final certification of trademark Registration in Paraguay, as provided in Act 751 of 1979. This certificate will have a validity of 10 years from the date of issuance. An application for renewal must be filed within one year prior to the expiration date. These trademarks are only valid within Paraguay.

Types of Trademarks

DENOMINATIVE: Any word or set of words, letters or combination of letters of any alphabet. The security of such mark is summarized in the word itself and not on how it is written.

FIGURATIVE: consisting solely of the design, image. Or any kind of sign that does not contain graphic elements named.

COMBINED: when it is formed simultaneously by words and figurative elements, or elements nominative whose submission has sufficient distinction.

International treaties ratified by Paraguay are:

• World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

• Paris Convention

• Protocol of Harmonization of Standards in the Field of trademarks, indications of source and appellations of origin (MERCOSUR)

• Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

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