New obligation to specify products in Trade mark applications in Argentina

The Argentinian trade mark office (INPI) has issued Resolution 288/2019 this week, outlining new proceedings for the filing of trade mark applications in Argentina.

INPI has been using the Nice Classification for the classification of trade mark classes for quite some time. According to this new resolution which comes into force on November 15th of this year, trade mark applicants will now have to specify the products within a class for which it wishes to register the trade mark. INPI will no longer accept “all products within a class” as a description of the products for which protection is sought and any such application will be rejected by the office.

Under this new regulation, all actions related to trade marks – registration, renewals or oppositions – will have to be presented by filling in the electronic form which can then either be sent online or printed out and handed in physically at one of INPI’s office.

These measures form part of the digitalization policy of INPI which aims to fasten its processes so as to avoid or limit the backlog in the registration and protection of intellectual property rights.

You may consult the full text of Resolution 299/2019 here (in Spanish).

 

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