Panama Trademark Registrations

Panama Trademark Registration

Panama background as a trademark protection hub.

Due to its privileged geographical position and the existence of the Colon Free Zone since 1948, Panama has become one of the major centers of supply of financial services, import, export and re-export of merchandise in the Western Hemisphere. For this reason, Panama has additionally become a strategic center for registration of trademarks.

When a trademark is registered in Panama, its owner is able to trace any possible counterfeits and can legally prevent it from being re-exported and launched into the markets through the Colon Free Zone.

A streamlined trademark registration process.

Any natural or juridical person, regardless of nationality or domicile, may apply for the registration of a trademark in Panama. Trademarks are granted for a period of 5 or 10 years and may be renewed for additional periods.

The request of trademark shall be published only once in the Bulletin of Industrial Property and in the event that, within the sixty days following the publication no claim is filed against it, then the registration of the trademark becomes official.

Trademark registration time frame:

Approximately six months in order to obtain the official registration certificate, nevertheless, the trademark is protected retroactively since the day of its application.

Simplified requirements:

Trademarks enquires?

For a formal quotation, trademark availability researches or further information about the Panama trademark registration procedures, kindly contact our Panama trademark office at mp@matapitti.com. One of our attorneys will get back to you as soon as possible in order to guide you through the process of registering and protecting your product or service trademark in Panama.