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Legal basis is the Trademark Act of May 11, 1995 and the Regulations for the performance of the Trademark Law and of the Taxation Law of the Office of Trademarks, dated December 28, 1995.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Nice classification, 10th edition
Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive and graphically representable signs. Also registrable is the three-dimensional shape of a good and the pantone of a colour. Not registrable are sound marks nor smell marks.
The following trademark types are registrable: trade marks, service marks and collective marks.
The application is filed at the Trademark Office (OMPA).
Applications can only be filed via an electronic device (USB).
Multiple-class applications are possible.
Foreign applicants need a local agent.
A non-legalised power of attorney is sufficient.
Applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness.
Afterwards, a certificate is issued and the registration is published electronically.
Every 3 months, the OMPA publishes the “Gaseta” (CD-ROM).
There are no provisions for filing opposition against a trademark registration. All problems between trademarks must be solved amicably, or at the Court.

Opposition against designation of IR Mark
not a member of the Madrid Agreement or Protocol
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
The grace period for renewals is 6 months after the due date.

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The trademark must be used actually, not insignificantly, in Andorra. If the trademark has not been used for a continuous period of 5 years, it may be subject to cancellation, but only on the request of a third evidencing a legitimate interest.

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The official fee is EUR 160.49 for word marks, EUR 184.59 for device marks (black/white) and EUR 200.29 for coloured device marks. The fees are valid for trademarks in up to three classes. For four and more classes there is an additional official fee of EUR 24.10 for each class. The registration fee and the publication fee is included in the application fees.

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Search type First class Add. class
Word Mark Search (availability) 170,00 € 70,00 € 
Word Mark Search (identical) 120,00 € 30,00 € 

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S.A.P.I.M. SA, Andorra la Vella, Andorra

S.A.P.I.M. SA, Andorra la Vella, Andorra

S.A.P.I.M. SA, Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Asturgo, Mateu & Associats, Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Asturgo, Mateu & Associats, Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Oficina de Marques del Principat d'Andorra (OMPA)
Carrer Camí de la Grau
Edifici Prat del Rull
Andorra la Vella
Principat d'Andorra
Tel +376 875 600
Fax +376 875 669