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How to register a trademark in Uruguay?

In 2020, Uruguay registered a GDP per capita of 53.63 billion US dollars and that is why we consider that it is always a very good option to expand your business to this country. This, added to the financing that you could obtain both from the private sector, as well as from the public sector and the participation of investors.

Therefore, if you wish to expand your business to this country, do not forget to protect your intangible assets. For this, read below how to register a trademark in Uruguay.

Which is the body in charge of regulating the protection of trademark law in Uruguay?

In Uruguay the National Directorate of Industrial Property, dependent on the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining is in charge of regulation the protection of trademarks.

What do I need to know before starting the process?

  • To start the process you will need to establish an address in Uruguay.
  • We suggest to carry out a background check before requesting the registration of your trademark. At Legal Core Group we have specialized professionals who can assist you. If you need us to carry out the search and advise you on the process, contact us. We will answer you as soon as possible.

How long does the registration of a trademark in Uruguay last for?

The protection of a trademark in Uruguay lasts for 10 years, renewable indefinitely for equal periods, according to art. 18 of Law No. 17,011 of that country.

How long does the trademark registration process last for?

Trademark registration process in Uruguay may take between 12 and 36 months. However, this will depend on different factors, mainly if the trademark receives oppositions or objections.

How much does it cost to register a trademark in Uruguay?

The cost of the request will depend on the type of trademark you are requesting and the number of classes, among other issues.

To start the registration of your trademarks in Uruguay and receive a quote, contact us. Our professionals will contact you shortly.