INPI Resolution No. 123/2019

Author:Moeller IP Advisors
Profession:Moeller IP Advisors
 
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Moeller IP Advisors kindly informs to clients and friends that on May 27, 2019, the INPI Resolution No. 123/2019 was published, clarifying the recent modifications of our Trademark Law and its regulatory decree.

By this Resolution, the following is determined:

Multiclass applications are not allowed. Trademark applications should be filed indicating only one class of the Nice Classification. The obligation of filing a Declaration of Use falls only upon trademarks and trademark renewals granted as of January 12, 2013.- A grace period of up until January 12, 2020 is stablished to comply with the submission of the Declaration of Use for trademarks and trademark renewals granted between January 12, 2013 and January 12, 2014.- Further information regarding the Declaration of Use may be found Trademark renewal applications may be filed as from 6 months prior to the expiration date and up to 6 additional months from said date. The notification system of our TM Office remains the same until further regulation is issued regarding electronic notifications. Two extension of term of 10 and 5 days is automatically granted to the ordinary 30 days term for replying to an Official Action provided that the corresponding fee is duly paid. Important information regarding Declaration of Use in Argentina

Filing of Declaration of Use mandatory. Term

The obligation of filing a Declaration of Use (DOU) falls only upon trademarks and trademark renewals granted as of January 12, 2013.- The DOU should be filed as from the 5th anniversary of validity up until the 6th anniversary of validity, together with the payment of the corresponding fee.

Grace period for filing Declaration of Use

A grace period of up to January 12, 2020 is stablished to comply with the submission of the DOU for trademarks and trademark renewals granted between January 12, 2013 and January 12, 2014.-

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