We are pleased to detail below some information about the present regulations and requirements for handling Trademarks in Peru, comprising Decision 486, Common Regime of Industrial Property of the Andean Community Commission as well as Peruvian Law, D.L. 1075, Industrial Property Law.
MULTICLASS: Pursuant to current arrangements, it is possible to apply for multi-class brands. However, there are no official cost reductions yet.
PERIOD OF VALIDITY: Registrations of trademarks are now granted for a period of ten years from the granting date and are renewable for similar periods.
RENEWALS: Renewals must be applied for within a term of six months before the expiration date of registration. There is a period of grace of six months after the expiration date for requesting the renewal of a trademark.
TRADE SLOGANS / SLOGANS: Trade slogans or slogans must only be registered in connection with a registered or applied for Trademark and for the same class of said mark. Application for registering a trade slogan should specify the registered or applied for trademark upon which the trade slogan will be used.
TRADE NAMES: Only registration of Trade Names or Commercial Names are allowed for those ones used within the Peruvian territory or in any other member country of the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia), or in member countries of the Washington Convention of 1929 (USA, Cuba, Panama, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras).
It is required the filing of proofs of first use of trade name. A separate registration is required for each class pursuant to the International Classification of goods and services, which is in force here.