Country: Colombia

Primary Contacts

Trade Mark Registration and Recordals Martin Chinnery
Trade Mark Renewals Rita Henderson
Patent Registration and Recordals Sean Paffard
Patent Annuities Sara Lloyd

Contentious Matters (Oppositions, Infringement Actions, etc.)

Trade Marks Martin Chinnery
Patents Louise Audhlam-Gardiner

Trade Mark Information

Can services be registered ? Yes
Single/Multi-Class Jurisdiction Multi-Class
Is the International Classification
followed ?
Nice Classification
Can Convention priority be claimed Yes
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Patent Information

Member of PCT Yes
Can Convention priority be claimed Yes
Deadline for filing priority document 16 months from earliest claimed priority date
Does the priority document have to be
translated ?
Spanish translation of priority document(s) required.
Required Documents Substantive Application

Specification including description, claims and drawings (if applicable);
Spanish translation of specification, including description, claims and drawings (if applicable);
Power of Attorney, with appended Certificate of Existence and of Legal Representation of the Company, notarised & legalised by Apostille;
Assignment by Inventors (legalised by Apostille or Colombian Consul depending on inventors domicile);
Certified copy of priority document;
Spanish translation of certified priority document(s);
Date, number and office of filing of any corresponding applications abroad

PCT Application

PCT publication including description, claims and drawings (if applicable);
Spanish translation of PCT publication including description, claims and drawings (if applicable);
Power of Attorney, with appended Certificate of Existence and of Legal Representation of the Company, notarised & legalised by Apostille ;
Assignment by Inventors;
International Preliminary Report on Patentability Chapter II (if applicable) (legalised by Apostille or Colombian Consul depending on inventors domicile).
Duration 20 years from effective filing date.
Annuities Renewal fees are payable only after grant of the patent. Annuities are then payable on the last day of the month containing each anniversary of the national filing date after the grant date of the patent.

News Articles: Colombia


Colombia - Expediting grant of a patent

By virtue of a Regulation which was introduced on 18 September 2012, the results of substantive examination carried out by another Patent Office ('foreign Patent Office') in respect of a corresponding application filed elsewhere may serve to expedite the grant of a patent in the present case. In order to benefit from this provision, the applicant should, at the time of requesting substantive examination in Colombia, file copies of the decisions that have issued in the corresponding case which were of relevance to the determination of patentability of that case (along with a Spanish translation thereof), a copy of the claims that have been considered patentable by the foreign Patent Office (along with a Spanish translation thereof), a copy of the references cited by the foreign Patent Office, and a table showing the correspondence between the claims allowed by the foreign Patent Office and those pending in the Colombian case (or, if the claims do not correspond, an amendment should be filed along with payment of the corresponding fee).

Should you require further information in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us.


8th October 2012



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