Panama

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

 

TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
Classification

International
Multi-class, but such cases are not filed in practice because the fees are the same for each additional class.
Goods and services can be registered

PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims

PCT national phase
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration

Patents are granted for a term of 20 years from the effective filing date

AnnuitiesQuinquennial renewal fees are payable on or before the fifth, tenth and fifteenth anniversaries of the effective filing date (the fee for the first five year period being payable upon filing the application in Panama). 
DESIGN INFORMATION 
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
DurationDesigns are registered for a term of 10 years from the filing date, extensible by a further 5 years upon payment of a fee
RenewalA renewal fees is payable before expiry of the initial 10 year term.  a 6 month grace period is available upon payment of a surcharge.