Located in a strategic area in the northwestern part of South America, this country has a growing market and a stable and dynamic economic system. Those businesses that wish to expand to Latin America choose Colombia as one of their main investment points, due to the aforementioned characteristics.
Therefore, if you are thinking of expanding your business to this country and you want to market products and/or services with your trademarks, you will have to register them to protect them, by virtue of the principle of territoriality.
How to register a trademark in Colombia?
Trademarks in Colombia are registered with the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC).
Trademark protection in Colombia lasts ten (10) years from the registration date. Additionally, trademarks are renewable for periods of ten (10) years.
The types of trademarks that can be registered in Colombia are: nominative, figurative, mixed, three-dimensional, sound, olfactory, and color.
Colombia uses the Nice system for the classification of its trademarks, which is an international classification system. The Nice System has 45 classes, 34 of them include products and 11 include services.
If you are interested in registering a trademark in Colombia, ask us for a quote.
The trademark registration process takes approximately 8 months until final decision. However, this will depend on the circumstances of each trademark process.
If you are expanding your business to Colombia, we suggest you register and protect your trademarks in the country. At Legal Core Group we have IP lawyers ready to advise you. Contact us and start your process as soon as possible.