Colombia adopts the E-filing system
On October 2nd 2007 the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce regulated the External Circular N�06 that implemented an on-line filing system for names of origin, trademarks, leitmotivs, names and commercial ensigns.
The above mentioned system is an alternative to the in-person filing which is currently operative and is available to those interested in using this on-line service. The users are required to create a main email address and preferably a secondary one, specifically authorized for that task.To this end, the prospect must sign in with the Superintendence database and choose the IP on-line services option found on this entity web page. Afterwards, an email containing information such as user name and password will be delivered to the registered email account.The on-line filing user will be entitled to file the above mentioned distinctive signs, oppositions, renewals, registration cancellations, waivers of rights, filing of names and commercial ensigns, license registrations and even pay fees through PSE (Electronic Service Supplier).We must point out that the aforesaid system has not been officially authorized and is currently on a testing period.The system being tested is available at http://www.sic.gov.co/Servicios_en_Linea/Propiedad.php