Paraguay Trademark registration
In Paraguay the legal basis is the Trademark Act of August 6th, 1998. Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
A trademark application has to be filed before the Office of Industrial Property by a local agent. A non-legalized power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 8 months from first filing to registration. Before registration, the trademark application is published in a local newspaper on three consecutive days. The opposition period is 60 working days from the next day of the last publication of the trademark application. An opposition can be based on a foreign trademark registration.
A trademark registration in Paraguay is valid for 10 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.
Duly note, if the trademark has not been used within 5 years from issue of the registration certificate or has not been used later for a continuous period of 5 years, it may be subject to cancellation.