Honduras

 

TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification

International classification
Single class system

Goods and services can be registered

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the registration date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.  However, a rehabilitation tax can be paid on an annual basis in any year of the current term of a trade mark’s validity that it has not been used.  It is also possible to pay the rehabilitation tax in arrears in a lump sum, provided that this is done before the commencement of an action for cancellation by a third party.

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claim;

PCT national phase

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Annual renewal fees are due in respect of the third and each subsequent year from the local Honduran filing date, and must be paid in advance before each anniversary of that filing date.
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration Designs are registered for an initial term of 5 years counted from filing date, but this term is extensible through the payment of two additional quinquennial taxes for a maximum protection term of 15 years.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date