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Trademark Guide 2023 | Panama

A trademark is a distinctive sign that differentiates the goods and/or services of one business from those of its competitors in the market.

How are trademarks regulated in Panama?

In Panama, trademarks are regulated both by national regulations and by international treaties and agreements.

National Regulations:

  • Law 35 of 1996 By which provisions on industrial property are dictated.

  • Law 61 of 2012 Amending Law 35 of 1996 by which provisions on industrial property are issued

  • Executive Decree No. 85 of July 4, 2017 regulating Law No. 35 of May 10, 1996, on Industrial Property as amended by Law No. 61 of October 5, 2012

International Regulations:

  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

  • Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreements)

  • Trademark Law Treaty (TLT)

Learn everything on Panama Trademarks Registry, Oppositions, Renewals and more, in this quick guide prepared by CLD Legal.

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