The Office of the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, by means of Resolution 46528 of 2017, established requirements for transforming the protection of an international registration in Colombia into a national application. In this regard, the Office noted that in the event that the international registration is cancelled in Colombia (as a contracting party) within five years after the international registration, the holder of said trademark may request an application for registration with the Superintendency of Industry, and said application shall be treated as if it had been filed on the date of the international registration or on the date of recordation of the territorial extension and, if the international registration enjoyed priority, the national registration shall enjoy the same priority. The aforementioned requirements are as follows:

  • The national application must be filed within three months from the date on which the international registration was cancelled. "
  • The goods and services listed in the application must be the same as those listed in the international registration regarding Colombia. "
  • Proof of payment of application fee.

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