The Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) established during the 2022 year a preferential rate for trademark applications for products or services submitted by individuals between 18 and 28 years of age. This fee implies a reduction of more than 90% in the value that must be paid to the SIC for the submission of this application. However, recently, through Resolution 66173 of 2022, the SIC set the fees that will be charged for the procedures before this entity in intellectual property matters during 2023 and did NOT include these special rates mentioned above. Thus, it is important that those young individuals who are between 18 and 28 years old and are interested in registering their trademark, make the corresponding application during the remaining days of December of this year so that they can be beneficiaries of the preferential rate, since for the following year they must pay the total undiscounted value.
To apply for trademark registration and access this special rate, applicants must be between 18 and 28 years old and provide a copy of their identity document in order to prove their age. Additionally, they must fill out the form that the SIC has established to file trademark applications and comply with all applicable requirements according to the type of trademark to be registered. Finally, it is important to note that in order to access the special rate for young individuals, this application for registration can only be submitted by individuals and not by corporations.
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