Do you know the main reasons to register a trademark in Argentina? If you are thinking of registering it, we suggest you to do it as soon as possible. Below we will tell you why.
“First in time, first in right”
As we have already mentioned in other posts, in Argentina the person who first applies for a trademark before the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) is the one who has priority in the right to it. Although this principle admits some exceptions, in general terms this means that whoever first files a trademark has priority over it.
The exclusivity in the use
The registration of the trademark grants exclusivity over it. As a consequence, registering a trademark in Argentina allows you to exclude third parties from using it, preventing them from identifying the same products or services that you offer with similar trademarks as yours.
The absence of infringement
If you are currently using a trademark and have not registered it, you may be infringing third parties’ rights. By using a registered trademark of your ownership, you make sure this will not happen.
Conclusions on which are the reasons to register a trademark in Argentina
If you are using a not registered trademark and at any time a third party applies for it, you may not have rights over it. Consequently, it is likely that you will have to modify, adapt or even change the trademark that you use or enter into a legal dispute over it.
In conclusion, there are plenty of reasons to register your trademark in Argentina. If you haven’t done so yet, you can start the registration process today at Legal Core Group.