COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF PANAMA
CAPITAL : PANAMA CITY
LANGUAGE : SPANISH
Member : Paris Convention, Berne Convention, WTO TRIPS.
The Trademark office in Panama is known as Directorate General of the Industrial Property Registry adminster by Ministry of Commerce and Industries.
It is highly recommended to search the Trademark so as to ensure that the proposed trademark is not in conflict with prior existing trademark. However, phonetic trademarks can be searched for a fee.
Filing is done with the Trademark office of Panama.
• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
Once the trademark application is filed with the IP office, it is assessed to confirm that it meets the requirements of registration as per the trademarks act.
Once the trademark application is accepted for registration, the details of the application will be advertised in the official Journal of Trademarks.
If there is no opposition to the trademark application, or the opposition is unsuccessful, the applicant’s trademark will be registered and Certificate of registration is issued. Registration is valid for 10 Years.
Post – Registration: Continuous and active non-usage of the registered trademark for 5 years could make it vulnerable for cancellation upon application by an aggrieved 3rd party.