Cuba 

Note: Inventa International does not operate directly in this jurisdiction. Instead, we rely on a long standing network of colleagues and agents to handle incoming service.

Trademark - Cuba

Register your Trademark

Register your trademark with Inventa International and benefit from the following advantages:

Strategic Advice

Our specialists will review the information you provide and advise you on the best strategy to increase your chances of success in obtaining a trademark and protecting your brand.

We prepare the application

We will be in charge of all the procedings related to filing a trademark application based on the chosen strategy.

Trademark Maintenance for 10 years

Inventa International keeps a close eye on every event related to your trademark.

Client Area available

We provide you a secure web based client area to manage your Intellectual Property assets.

Trademark Registration

Process

Monitor the process from the preparation for the trademark application to its maintenance phase. Inventa International will accompany you every step of the way.

Cuba

Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Multi Class Application

Available

Well-known Trademarks

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

IP Office

Search with legal opinion time frame

15 days

Time until registration

1 year

Opposition Period

60 days

Use requirement period

3 years

Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Sample of the mark (not required for word marks).
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Registration number.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.

Latest news

OPINION

US to ease Cuban trade embargo: Intellectual Property gold rush?

Several negotiations between the governments of the US and Cuba are warming up Cold War reminiscences that to this day still impact the travel of persons, goods and money between this Caribbean island and the US. In the past few years, US and Cuban delegations have had secretive meetings with the objective of easing the trade embargo on the island, which resulted in an exchange of political prisoners, less export restrictions and frequent charters and ferries between both countries. The capstone occurred when Presidents Obama and Raul Castro gave a historic handshake, past April, bringing the negotiations into the spotlight. With the gradual opening of the Cuban market, businesses and individuals start to become more interested in filing trademark applications as a way of preventing infringements and trademark squatting. As soon as the market becomes open enough, companies will start selling their goods in Cuba, but time is of the essence for IP protection in Cuba. With reports of squatting appearing more frequently, companies should focus in protecting their most important brands as soon as possible to avoid practises that involve bad faith trademark filings by third parties. It will be very difficult for American and European businesses to prove that their trademarks are well known in Cuba considering that they are currently not selling goods in the island, which would help strengthening opposition claims. A timely trademark application is by far the safest way to act against infringements in Cuba. Considering that it takes 3 years to cancel trademarks through non-use, companies should act to protect their intellectual property rights rapidly. Inventa International is present in Latin America and is able to help you protect your brands in Cuba.  

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