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Legal basis is the Industrial Property Law of February 28th, 2000.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration. It can also be acquired to some extent by sufficient public recognition. Notwithstanding the recognition that sufficient and ample use may provide, the main basis for enforcing and defending rights are obtained through registration.
Nice classification, 10th edition
The trademarks shall consist, among others, in fantasy denominations, names, pseudonyms, commercial slogans, shapes, portraits, letters, figures, monograms, labels, coats of arms, cotton prints, vignettes, fringes, lines, stripes, combinations and arrangements of colours. They shall also consist in the form, presentation or conditioning of the products or their packing or wrapping, or from the means or places of expenditure of the corresponding products or services.
The following trademark types are registrable: trade marks, service marks, collective marks, and trade names, emblems, slogans and signs, geographical indications, appellations of origin, and certification marks.
The application is filed at the Industrial Property Registration Office.
A separate application has to be filed for each class.
Foreign applicants need a local agent.
A power of attorney authenticated by a consulate of Honduras or by Apostille is necessary.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks.
Prior to registration, the trademark application is published in the Official Newspaper “La Gaceta” three times with 10 days interval between the separate publications.
National:
Any interested party may file an opposition against the registration of a trademark within the period of publications and up to 30 business days counted from the day of the last publication. (Article 89 of the Industrial Property Law)

A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of registration.
The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.
The grace period is 6 months from the expiration date of the trademark.

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If a trademark has been out of use for a continuous period of at least 3 years, it may be subject to cancellation by any interested third party. Rehabilitation taxes can be paid to prevent a mark to become vulnerable of cancellation, this official payment is equivalent to the use.




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The official fee for filing a trademark application is HNL 50.00. The publication fees is HNL 3,500.00 (this cost depends on the number of products/services) The official registration fee is HNL 700.00. The Registration Certificate stamp tax is HNL 5.00.

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Word Mark Search (availability) 230,00 € 190,00 € 
Word Mark Search (identical) 210,00 € 170,00 € 

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Bufete Mejia & Asociados, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  

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Bufete Mejia & Asociados, San Pedro Sula, Honduras  

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Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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Bufete Mejia & Asociados



Ricardo Anibal Mejía M.

Ricardo Anibal Mejía M.
1y2 Calle, S.O. 20 Ave
1000 San Pedro Sula
Honduras (HN)
Tel +504 2550 7744
Fax +504 2550 0795
rmejia@bufetemejia.com
www.bufetemejia.com

From its foundation, the firm has sought to distinguish itself by the excellence of the services provided. It has since then, steadily grown to become one of the most respected Law firms of the country in the area of Intellectual Property Law, with clients ranging from individuals to some of the largest multinationals.

Serving clients who sometimes are thousand of miles away from us is very demanding and prompt responses and fluent communications are very important. We understand that if a client in London, Paris, New York, Mexico or any other capital or city of the world sends us a request or inquiry, is because the matter is important and requires the immediate acknowledgement and attention.

Given the unquestionable international nature of Intellectual Property, our partners and associates attend to most of the International meetings, congresses and seminars organized by the leading organizations and associations oriented to this area of Law. We believe that personal contact is essential to build up long lasting relationships and provide an excellent opportunity to meet personally with clients, associates and correspondents.

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