Trademark renewals only online
On December 10, 2015, the Colombian PTO (SIC) announced that the renewal of trademarks and trade names will now be available only online.
Only those renewal applications that have been filed duly on time after paying the corresponding fees will be accepted. In Colombia, a trademark renewal must be filed within six months before the expiry date (10 years after registration), or within the grace period of six months after the expiry date.
After the online renewal has been applied for, the applicant receives i) an email acknowledging receipt and ii) a second email with the renewal registration certification and its new term of validity.