The documents required for the filing of a trademark application in Panama are the following:
Once the application for the registration of a trademark has been filed the Trademarks Office will examine and determine if the formal and content requirements are met; this examination process can take about three months. Once the application has been examined, the trademark is published in the Bulletin of Industrial Property. Oppositions may be filed within a period of two (2) months counted from the date of publication. If no opposition is filed, the Trademarks Office will issue the Certificate of Registration.
If there’s no Opposition Process and all the requirements are met, the duration of the registration process is approximately six to eight months.
Validity of the Registry
The trademark will be registered for a term of ten (10) years, counted from the date of filing of the application. The trademark may be renewed for an additional ten (10) year period, indefinitely. There is a grace period of six (6) months after the expiration date of the registration to request the renewal of the trademark by paying an additional late fee of US$ 10.00 per month. During this grace period, the registration will maintain its full validity.