New trademark renewal system
Through Resolution DINAPI/RG/N° 10/2016, issued by the Paraguayan Patents and Trademarks Office (henceforth DINAPI) on October 31, 2016, has changed the way in which trademark registrations are renewed.
As of November 7, 2016, all renewals must be filed through the electronic form that was approved by DINAPI on July 1, 2016. Furthermore, this resolution ordered the DINAPI’s Informatics Department to develop a mechanism for constant update of the information in the databases of the Office, in order to simplify and speed up the uploading of renewal applications.
Finally, this resolution prohibits DINAPI’s administrative employees from receiving any renewal applications that are not filed in the new forms.
With these changes, the whole procedure will most likely be much faster and simpler, both for the applicants and for the DINAPI employees, who will have a more complete database, access to information and an easier task when approving applications.
Despite the fact that most times changes are rejected or looked down upon by the society, who is used to a way of proceeding, the new methodology provides a new level of transparency to the DINAPI system and database. This will hopefully strengthen the DINAPI’s management and provide a better service.
Resolution DINAPI/RG/N° 10/2016, available in Spanish under: http://www.dinapi.gov.py/application/files/2714
Renewal form: http://www.dinapi.gov.py/index.php/