Registered trademarks in Argentina are valid for a period of 10 (ten) years from their registration. Therefore, if you wish to mantain your rights over your trademarks, you must renewed it every ten years. Find out below the requirements to renew your trademarks in Argentina.
How to renew a trademark in Argentina?
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Trademark renewal in Argentina
- Verify the date of registration of the trademark in Argentina
Trademark registration in Argentina lasts for a period of ten (10) years from the registration date. Therefore, you should verify the date of expiration before renewal.
- Verify the trademark is on term to be renewed.
As of 2019 on, it is possible to renew a trademark in Argentina from 6 (six) months before expiration or up to 6 (six) months after its expiration. In the latter case, you will need to pay extra fees for the delay. If you have any doubts regarding your trademark renewal in Argentina, contact us.
- Verify whether the Mid Term Declaration of Use was filed
For trademarks registered in Argentina as of January 12, 2013, you must file a Sworn Mid Term Declaration of Use (DJUMT) between the fifth and sixth year from the registration date. If you have not filed the DJUMT at the time of renewal, you will need to submit it along with the renewal and pay additional fees for each year of delay.
- Contact us
Contact us with the information on the registered trademark. In order to file the trademark renewal in Argentina, we will need a Power of Attorney, the registration number and information on how the trademark was used.
Additional notes on Trademark Renewal in Argentina
In order to renew a trademark in Argentina, it is necessary to file an additional Declaration of Use regarding the use of the trademark within the last 5 (five) years prior to the renewal. Once INPI receives the application for renewal, it normally takes 2-3 months to process it.
If you need to renew your trademarks in Argentina, contact us.