CANCELLATION OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS FOR NON USE IN NEW BILL

20 / 09 / 2018

The Chilean Government is preparing a project to approve, as a matter of urgency, the cancellation of trademark registrations for lack of effective use in Chile.

It has not yet been defined whether this cancellation would be declared ex officio by the Authority or only upon request of a third party.

This important change would come to remove Chile from the short list of countries that yet do not require the effective use of trademark registrations to maintain them in full force, thus turning marks into tools for economic development and not an instrument of unfair competition.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT MAX VILLASECA: MAX@VILLASECA.CL