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

Registration is not necessary to obtain rights to a trademark. Prior use proves ownership to a trademark. Uruguay follows the "first to use" rule.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The national office is available online at the following URL:,9,185,O,S,0.

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

Neither actual use nor intent to use is a requirement for application.

Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

The following can be grounds for opposition:

  • bad faith
  • conflicting prior registration
  • notorious or well-known marks
  • descriptiveness, non-distinctiveness, and non-proprietary rights
  • registration in the name of the agent or other representative of the proprietor of the mark
  • trade names
  • rights in a company name
  • unauthorized use of protected national insignia or emblem
  • rights in a personal name
Who can contest my trademark application?

The following parties may oppose an application:

  • a licensee
  • the owner of an earlier right
  • any interested party
Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. A trademark’s registration can be cancelled on the following grounds:


  1. The application for or registration of the mark was made in bad faith.
  2. See Section VIII.A. Use Requirements.
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

The following rights are established by registration:

  • the exclusive right to use the registered trademark
  • the right to bring a cancellation action against a later conflicting registration
  • the right to oppose later conflicting applications
  • the right to obtain damages for infringement
  • the right to sue for infringement against confusingly similar third-party trademark use
How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period begins on the date of publication.


The opposition period ends 30 days after publication.

Is Uruguay a member of the Madrid System?

Uruguay is not a signatory to either the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

Periodic statements of use or other mandatory filings by the trademark owner setting forth use of the trademark are not required.

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