Mandatory indication of goods and/or services in trademark applications.
Please be informed that as a result of the New Chilean Industrial Property Law, which entered in force in December 2005, trademark applications and renewal applications should include the specific products and/or services applied for.
The legal source of this requirement are article 23 of the New Law and article 3 of the last chapter called “Transitory Articles”, both present in the New Law.
In case that said specific products or services are not indicated, the Chilean Trademark Office grants a 30 days period to comply with said requirement.
Let us recall that the use of a registered trademark is not required in Chile, so that said obligation seems to avoid the multiplication of legal monopolies over signs capable of trademark protection.