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Argentina Trademark Fees

Argentina Trademark Fees in US Dollars

Argentina Trademark Registration Costs and Registration Procedures

Trademark Application
Includes filing of trademark application before the corresponding national trademark office, reporting of any developments and periodical revision of the application at the national trademark office. Does not include, office advise nor answering oppositions, office actions; nor final taxes or registration taxes, Certificate delivery fees, nor the obtention of priority documents, nor expenses and fees for obtaining power of attorney.

Fees

Tax

Observation

Total

450.00
100.00
One trademark in one class
550.00
Certificate of registration
Includes checking the accuracy of the Certificate, payment of final official tax and delivery to the client.

Fees

Tax

Observation

Total

200.00
0.00
200.00
Presentation of oppositions
Listed price is for each opposition. Includes office advise, presentation or retirement of oppositions . Does not include legal advice for mediation.

Fees

Tax

Observation

Total

425.00
75.00
500.00
Actions for third parties oppositions
Listed price is for each opposition Includes office actions and negotiations for the retirement of the third parties oppositions that a trademark may receive.

Fees

Tax

Observation

Total

480.00
0.00
480.00
Answering to objections of de National Trademark office
Includes answering to objections made by the National Trademark Office that are not based in objections/oppositions presented by third parties.

Fees

Tax

Observation

Total

350.00
0.00
350.00
Trademark Search
It is necessary to make a trademark search at the National Trademark Office. Results of the search and its corresponding analysis will be sent to the client.The Prices detailed below include the total amount to be paid to see if the trademark requested is available in Argentina.

Fees

Tax

Observation

Total

80.00
0.00
80.00
Calculation of Registration Costs

 

Example 1One mark one class

 

If you want to apply to have your trademark “ABC” registered in Class 7 (machines and machine tools etc.), that is, one mark one class, the total fees for both trademark pre-filing search and registration request and certificate are:
Search: $80 USD
Request for registration: $550 USD
Certificate:  $200 USD
TOTAL: $830.00 USD

 

Example 2One mark two classes
If you want to apply to have your trademark “ABC” registered in Class 7 (machines and machine tools etc) and Class 25 (clothing, footwear, headgear), that is, one mark two classes, the total fees for both trademark pre-filing search and registration request and certificate are:
Search: $80 USD + $60 USD = $140 USD
Request for registration: $ 550 USD + $450USD = $1,000 USD
Certificate: $ 200 USD + $150 USD= $350 USD
TOTAL: $1,490 USD

 

Example 3 : Two marks one class
If you want to apply to have your trademarks “ABC” and “DEF” registered in Class 7 (machines and machine tools etc), that is, two marks one class, the total fees for both trademark pre-filing searches and registration requests and certificates are:
Search: $80 USD + $ 80 USD = $160 USD
Request for registration: $ 550 USD + $ 550 USD = $ 1,100 USD
Certificate: $ 200 USD + $200 USD= $400 USD
TOTAL: $1,660 USD
The costs illustrated in the examples above are based on the assumption of a smooth application, that is, no objection being raised by the trademark office or any other third party. Also, the costs stated above exclude courier charges for sending the Power of Attorney and delivery of Certificate of Registration upon acceptance of registration.

 

3.   Materials Required for Filing of the Trademark Application in Argentina
Clients need to provide the following materials:
(1)   A Power of Attorney (Form 1) executed by the applicant, duly notarized by the applicant’s domicile place Public Notary and legalized by the local consulate of Argentina (Kier Joffe will provide the PoA to applicant without any extra charge.  But, if the notarization and legalization required Kier Joffe’s arrangement, extra charge will be involved ).
(2)  A soft copy of the trademark.
(3)   A detailed list of products or services to be covered in the application.
(4)   Certified copy of the priority document when priority is claimed and its translation in Plain Spanish.

 

4.    Argentina Trademark Application Procedures
Step by Step Registration Procedures:
Step 1: Clients send to Kier Joffe (by email or fax or post) a specimen of the trademark, a detailed list of products to be covered by the trademark and at the same time make payment for the pre-filing search to Kier Joffe by PayPal;
Step 2: Kier Joffe conduct the pre-filing search and prepare search report and email the search reports to clients;
Step 3: (If the search results indicate that the application is likely to be accepted and clients decide to proceed) Clients send us the copy of identity proof (passport copy for individual and Certificate of Incorporation or Business Registration License) and at the same time make payment for the filing to Kier Joffe by PayPal;
Step 4: Kier Joffe prepare the registration application forms and Power of Attorney (PoA) and deliver them to clients for execution;
Step 5: Clients send the duly executed PoA and registration forms back to us;
Step 6: Kier Joffe submit the application documents to the Argentina Trademark Office;
Step 7: The Registry of Trade Marks Intellectual Property Office of Argentina (INPI) perform examination and other procedures; if no objection received, the Registry of Trade Marks then issues the Certificate of Registration;
Step 8: Kier Joffe forward the Certificate of Registration to clients.

 

5.   Time Scale 
Currently it is taking approximately 22-24 months to get a trademark in Argentina.

 

6.   Payment Term and Payment Method
Upon receipt of your order, we will issue an invoice to you for your settlement. We require full payment in advance.
We currently only accept credit card through Paypal.
Our fees for each stage of an application are to be invoiced and settled before the commencement of each stage of service.

 

7. Refund Policy
No refund of fees will be made after the commencement of services. For example, if we have already performed the pre-filing search and the search results indicate that there is an identical mark already in the register and application for filing should not be proceeded, the fees for pre-filing search will not be refunded. Or we have already filed an application and the application is being objected and refused by the trademark office or any other party, then there will not be any refunded of fees.
In any case you pay us our fees for all three stages of an application, and the search results indicate that the there is an identical mark already in the register and application for filing should not be proceeded, then the fees for services not performed, i.e., filing for application and issuing of certificate of registration will be refunded.