Trademark Registration Argentina
|Flat fee incl. official fees||Yes|
|Multiple classes possible||no|
|Protection Period (years)||10|
|International Registration possible||No|
|Power of Attorney must be notarized||Yes|
|miscellaneous||Up from the 21st good or service in a class additionally per good or service 10 EUR|
|Process Duration (est. in months)||14-18|
Trademark Registration in Argentina
With this assignment you can order a trademark registration in Argentina. We will take care of everything that is necessary for the professional preparation of the trademark registration in Argentina, submission of the trademark application in Argentina and send the trademark certificate to you.
The price for trademark registration in Argentina includes our professional fees as well as the official trademark office fees for the trademark registration in Argentina without opposition.
The trademark registration order for Argentina includes the following tasks:
First, we check whether the trademark being registered is entitled to protection in Argentina (absolute grounds of refusal). Not all trademarks can be registered as trademarks. For instance, merely descriptive terms for the respective goods and services may not be registered as a trademark.
To avoid collisions between your trademark registration in Argentina and older trademarks we recommend to conduct a trademark search in Argentina which must be ordered separately.
We will e-mail you the prepared trademark registration documents for Argentina for your approval and file it then.
Once the trademark was registered in Argentina we send you the certificate.
Country specific trademark law in Argentina
I. Required documents
PoA (notarized and apostilled)
II. Application Procedure
processing time from first filing to registration is about 14 - 18 months, provided that no objections are raised or oppositions filed
application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior conflicting trademarks
order of process is: examination, publication, registration
no multi-class applications allowed
opposition period is 30 days from the date of publication of the trademark application
mediation procedure is mandatory before applicant may take legal action
if applicant neither reaches a withdrawal of the opposition nor starts court proceedings within one year from the notification of the opposition, application is deemed to be abandoned
V. Use requirements
Trademark has to be used within 5 years from the date of registration.
Trademark may be subject to cancellation if not properly used for 5 consecutive years.
To maintain a trademark in force, it is mandatory to file with the Trademarks Office a mid-term declaration of use (MTDU) in the following cases:
a) Trademarks granted for the first time:
- the MTDU has to be filed for those trademarks granted for the first time since 12 January 2013 and that have completed five years from the registration date; and
- for all these cases, the due date for the filing of the MTDU is of one year counted from the fifth year since the registration date until its sixth year of registration.
b) Registered trademarks as a result of a previous renewal:
- the MTDU has to be filed for those renewed trademarks that expire from 12 January 2023 onwards; and
- the due date for the filing of the MTDU in respect of a renewed trademark is of one year. Nevertheless, in the case of renewed trademarks, the deadline for submission is determined counting backwards five years from the due date of the trademark, until its sixth year
VI. Duration Period
10 years from date of registration
renewable for periods of 10 years
The renewal application may be filed six months before or six months after the due date of the trademark.