Trademark Law

Procurement, legal defense, enforcement and counseling on trademarks, service marks, trading names, slogans, designs, geographical indications, appelations of origin and any other distinctive signs in Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Panama, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Paraguay. We strive to achieve for our clients the most effective trademark protection in the most cost-effective way possible.

When clients come to our firm for trademark prosecution protection, we handle their cases with dedication and we walk the extra mile to work closely with clients throughout each stage of the prosecution process.  When prosecuting trademarks before the corresponding Trademark Offices, we work hard in pursuing the best possible protection while always keeping the client’s business objectives in mind. Our firm’s strong litigation practice helps actively and effectively defend and enforce the trademark rights of our clients, therefore maximizing their value.

We also offer maintenance and handling of trademark portfolios, and timely handle renewals, changes of name, changes of address, assignments, mergers and other conveyances as well negotiating and recording licenses of use, authorizations, valuation of IP properties, recording of pledges and securities with respect to IP. 

Trademark Requirements


hondurasHonduras

  • Power of Attorney (legalized by The Apostille or Honduran Consulate)
  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are not allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant

Multi-class applications are NOT allowed


Belize

  • Authorization of agent (notarization and/or legalization not required)
  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are not allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant
  • Confirmation of use of the mark

Multi-class applications are allowed


Guatemala

  • Power of Attorney (legalized by The Guatemalan Consulate)
  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant

Multi-class applications are NOT allowed


El Salvador

  • Power of Attorney (legalized by The Apostille or Salvadoran Consulate)
  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant

Multi-class applications are allowed


Nicaragua

  • Power of Attorney (legalized by The Apostille or Nicaraguan Consulate)
  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant

Multi-class applications are allowed


Costa Rica

  • Power of Attorney (legalized by The Apostille or Costa Rican Consulate)
  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant

Multi-class applications are allowed


Panama

  • Power of Attorney (notarized / no legalization required)
  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant

Multi-class applications are allowed


Dominican Republic

  • Name of the distinctive sign
  • Class and specification of the goods and/or services (class headings are allowed)
  • Name, address and country/state of incorporation of the applicant

Multi-class applications are allowed


For more information please contact Ms. Claudia Ráquel at ipprosecution@bufetemejia.com or our Director Mr. Ricardo Mejía at rmejia@bufetemejia.com