Legal basis is the Trademark Act of January 1918 and the Andean Pact Decision No. 486, in force since December 1st, 2000. Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Trademark registration classification:
- Name,address,nationality and status of the Applicant.
- A representation of the trademark.
- List of goods/services according to the International Classification.
- A notarized power of attorney authenticated by a Bolivian Consulate is necessary
- Certified copy of priority document if claimed.
- A trademark application has to be filed before the before the Bolivian Trademark and Patent Office by a local agent
- A separate application has to be filed for each class, there is no multi-class system of application.
- The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness.
- Prior examination of distinctiveness the trademark is published in the Bolivian official Gazette.
- It takes approximately 6-8 months from filling to registration, in case no oppositions are presented.
Duration and Renewal: A trademark registration in Bolivia is valid for 10 years from registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.