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TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PRACTICE AREA

Mauad & Mauad is a full service law firm with a recognized and well established practice in the area of intellectual property. The Firm´s intellectual property department handles a wide array of matters ranging from trademark and copyrights names searches and registrations, patent and utility models registration to litigation and counterfeiting actions both in Panama and/or in any other country through our correspondent offices. Due to Panama´s position in the region and its Free Zone, trademark registration and litigation are an essential part of our practice. Below you will find issues that are relevant and worth knowing to undertake a registration process before Panama´s Industrial Property Department (IPD).


TRADEMARK REGISTRATION COSTS (OFFICIAL FEES – LEGAL FEES)

The following is a summary of the government’s fees mandated by Law 35 of May 10, 1996 applicable to the registration of trademarks for a 10 year protection term:

Filing of application fee
US$ 10.00
Publication of application fee

6.00
Surcharge fee (20%)

3.20
Registration of application fee
4.50
10 year protection fee

100.00
Total Official fees …
US$ 123.70

Extraordinary expenses such as translations, legalizations, international long distance calls and facsimile, courier, among others, would be invoiced additionally.

Legal Fees (per mark – per class) US$ 200.00

If mark is to be registered in several classes, legal fees could be adjusted

Other charges (official fees):
Prior search US$
1.20
Change of name of proprietor of mark
5.00
Corrections to application
7.20
Assignment of trademarks
6.00
Limitations to trademark products
6.00
License of use application
5.00
Trademark renewal (plus registration fees – see above -)
10.00

Legal fees for these items vary depending on the nature of the matter.

APPLICATION REQUISITES

The following is a list of documents needed to apply for the registration of trademarks:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Affidavit
  • Name and domicile of the applicant as well as registration details in its respective jurisdiction (if juridical person)
  • Certificate of Good standing (if juridical person)
  • Ten (10) samples of trademark logo and/or design
  • Explanation of goods, products and/or services that the applicant intends to cover under the trademark
  • Reference to priority to be claimed (Paris Convention) – if applicable.

Documents coming from abroad shall come duly legalized before the Panamanian consulate of the place of origin and/or apostilled.


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NOTE: The information herein provided could have varied due to recently approved regulations. Therefore, we suggest you contact our office for a formal legal opinion.
 
 

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