Colombia Trademark Search & Registration

Trademark Search in Colombia

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Frequently Asked Questions
Does having a registered trademark in Colombia give me any right?

Registration is mandatory in order to obtain rights to a trademark. The “first to file” rule is effective in Colombia.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

Visit the national trademark office of Colombia at http://www.sic.gov.co/

Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

Applicants are not required to use the mark or to have the intent to use the mark prior to registration.

Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

Yes. The following are grounds for opposition:

 

  • proprietary rights
  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is not distinctive
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
  • the mark is functional
  • breach of copyright
  • rights of notorious or well-known marks
  • rights under protected armorial bearings, flags and other State emblems
  • registration in the name of the agent or other representatives of the proprietor of the mark
  • rights in a trade name
  • rights in a registered design
  • rights in a personal name
  • the mark is generic
  • the mark consists of a geographical
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • the trademark application is used as an act of unfair competition
  • a color itself
  • previous or earlier rights
Who can oppose my trademark registration?

The following parties are allowed to oppose a trademark registration:

  • any interested parties
  • owners of an earlier right
  • licensees
  • anyone representing genuine or true interest
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. The following are possible grounds for a trademark to be canceled:

 

  • proprietary rights
  • the mark is descriptive
  • the mark is not distinctive;
  • the mark is misleading, deceptive or disparaging
  • breach of copyright
  • rights under Article 6bis of the Paris Convention (notorious or well-known mark)
  • rights under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention (protection of armorial bearings, flags, and other State emblems)
  • rights under Article 6septies of the Paris Convention (registration in the name of the agent or other representatives of the proprietor of the mark)
  • rights under Article 8 of the Paris Convention (trade names)
  • registered design rights
  • rights in a personal name
  • the mark is generic
  • the mark consists of a geographical indication
  • the mark is against public policy or principles of morality
  • a registration that has been obtained for the purpose of practicing an unfair competition
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are established by having a registered trademark:

  • Exclusive right to use the registered mark
  • Right to oppose later conflicting applications
  • Right to appeal of the cancellation of later conflicting registrations
  • Right to file an infringement case against third parties that are using a confusingly similar mark
  • Right to license third parties to use the registered mark
  • Right to apply for the confiscation or seizure of counterfeit goods bearing the registered mark (this is seized by the customs authorities)
  • Right to obtain damages for infringement
How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period begins on the publication date of the application.

 

The opposition period ends 30 working days after the publication date.

Is Colombia a member of the Madrid System?

Colombia is a signatory of the Madrid Protocol.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

Periodic statements of use are not necessary.

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