Patent Requirements in El Salvador.
The technical document or also called descriptive report is required, which must contain:
Description of the invention:
The description should disclose the invention in a sufficiently clear and complete manner, to evaluate it and so that a person versed in the corresponding technical matter can execute it.
The claims will define the subject for which patent protection is desired. The claims must be clear and concise and fully supported by the description.
In the case of the drawings, its presentation will be indispensable when necessary to understand, evaluate and execute the invention or utility model.
Summary of the invention:
Said summary will comprise a synthesis of what is disclosed in the description and a review of the claims and drawings that exist, and where appropriate will include the chemical formula or drawing that best characterizes the invention. The summary will allow us to understand the essentials of the technical problem and the solution provided by the invention, as well as the main use thereof.
- Power of Attorney (POA) notarized and legalized by Apostille.
- A certified copy of the home application, if priority is claimed.
Trademark Law in El Salvador :
Legal basis is the Trademark Act of June 6th, 2002, in force since July 17th, 2002. Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Nice classification, 10th edition
Trademark Registration procedure in El Salvador:
Opposition Period National:
The opposition period is 2 months from the date of the first publication of the trademark application in the official gazette.
Protection begins with the date of registration. A trademark registration is valid for 10 years. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
El Salvador Trademark Applications Remarks
Claiming priority according to the Paris
Technical Examination system and
opposition system of third parties based on the application’s publication
The following information is required to proceed with the filing of an application:
Name; nationality, and complete address of
Labels (preferably) in an electronic format or
25 labels with a size of 8 x 8 cms.
Specific list of goods or services to be
included in the application per class.
Power of attorney document simple signed. The original should be deposited during the following 30 days after filing.
Priority document: A certified copy of the application from which the priority rights are claimed. This document may be filed along with the application or during the following 3 months after filing.