Trademark Registration in Panama

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It is highly recommended to register your trademark in Panama to have all legal rights over it. The trademark can be a sign, logo, word, image, figure, graph, wrapping or packaging style, colors, among others.

You will be able to use the trademark registered symbol ® as soon as the registration process is completed. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has a dedicated branch to manage Intellectual Property (IP), which is responsible to process trademark registration requests.

Your trademark can be registered in Panama for a period of 5 or 10 years, starting from the date your request is submitted. This registration can be renewed 12 months prior to their expiry date.

Benefits of trademark registration in Panama

  • It is the only legal way to obtain legal rights over the trademark
  • Provides legal protection in Panama
  • Discourage others from using your trademark
  • Provides a legal framework to file claims and pursue economic compensation from unauthorized use

Panama trademark registration Requirements

  • Power of attorney
  • Sworn affidavit about trademark use
  • Trademark description
  • Three (3) samples of trademark use
  • If the trademark is in the process of registration in another country and has priority, the priority document of the country where the trademark application is filed, authenticated by a notary public, and legalized by the Panamanian Consulate of said country or by means of the Apostille, will be required.
  • Corresponding government fees

What is a Trademark Class?

Trademark classes are the categories that define the goods and/or services that you want your trademark to be protected for when you file a trademark application. Learn about each class below:

Chemicals for use in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; fire extinguishing and fire prevention compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; substances for tanning animal skins and hides; adhesives for use in industry; putties and other paste fillers; compost, manures, fertilizers; biological preparations for use in industry and science. View full description at WIPO

Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants, dyes; inks for printing, marking and engraving; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for use in painting, decorating, printing and art. View full description at WIPO

Non-medicated cosmetics and toiletry preparations; non-medicated dentifrices; perfumery, essential oils; bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations. View full description at WIPO

Industrial oils and greases, wax; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting. View full description at WIPO

Pharmaceuticals, medical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic food and substances adapted for medical or veterinary use, food for babies; dietary supplements for human beings and animals; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides. View full description at WIPO

Common metals and their alloys, ores; metal materials for building and construction; transportable buildings of metal; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; small items of metal hardware; metal containers for storage or transport; safes. View full description at WIPO

Machines, machine tools, power-operated tools; motors and engines, except for land vehicles; machine coupling and transmission components, except for land vehicles; agricultural implements, other than hand-operated hand tools; incubators for eggs; automatic vending machines. View full description at WIPO

Hand tools and implements, hand-operated; cutlery; side arms, except firearms; razors. Learn more at WIPO

Scientific, research, navigation, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, audiovisual, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, detecting, testing, inspecting, life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling the distribution or use of electricity. View full description at WIPO

Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments; artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials; therapeutic and assistive devices adapted for persons with disabilities; massage apparatus; apparatus, devices and articles for nursing infants; sexual activity apparatus, devices and articles. View full description at WIPO

Apparatus and installations for lighting, heating, cooling, steam generating, cooking, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes. View full description at WIPO

Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water. View full description at WIPO

Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks. View full description at WIPO

Precious metals and their alloys; jewellery, precious and semi-precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments. View full description at WIPO

Musical instruments; music stands and stands for musical instruments; conductors’ batons. View full description at WIPO

Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; drawing materials and materials for artists; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers’ type, printing blocks. View full description at WIPO

Unprocessed and semi-processed rubber, gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and substitutes for all these materials; plastics and resins in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, tubes and hoses, not of metal. View full description at WIPO

Leather and imitations of leather; animal skins and hides; luggage and carrying bags; umbrellas and parasols; walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery; collars, leashes and clothing for animals. View full description at WIPO

Materials, not of metal, for building and construction; rigid pipes, not of metal, for building; asphalt, pitch, tar and bitumen; transportable buildings, not of metal; monuments, not of metal. View full description at WIPO

Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; containers, not of metal, for storage or transport; unworked or semi-worked bone, horn, whalebone or mother-of-pearl; shells; meerschaum; yellow amber. View full description at WIPO

Household or kitchen utensils and containers; cookware and tableware, except forks, knives and spoons; combs and sponges; brushes, except paintbrushes; brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; unworked or semi-worked glass, except building glass; glassware, porcelain and earthenware. View full description at WIPO

Ropes and string; nets; tents and tarpaulins; awnings of textile or synthetic materials; sails; sacks for the transport and storage of materials in bulk; padding, cushioning and stuffing materials, except of paper, cardboard, rubber or plastics; raw fibrous textile materials and substitutes therefor. View full description at WIPO

Yarns and threads for textile use. View full description at WIPO

Textiles and substitutes for textiles; household linen; curtains of textile or plastic. View full description at WIPO

Clothing, footwear, headwear. View full description at WIPO

Lace, braid and embroidery, and haberdashery ribbons and bows; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers; hair decorations; false hair. View full description at WIPO

Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings, not of textile. View full description at WIPO

Games, toys and playthings; video game apparatus; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees. View full description at WIPO

Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, frozen, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs; milk, cheese, butter, yogurt and other milk products; oils and fats for food. View full description at WIPO

Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice, pasta and noodles; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastries and confectionery; chocolate; ice cream, sorbets and other edible ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, seasonings, spices, preserved herbs; vinegar, sauces and other condiments; ice (frozen water). View full description at WIPO

Raw and unprocessed agricultural, aquacultural, horticultural and forestry products; raw and unprocessed grains and seeds; fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs; natural plants and flowers; bulbs, seedlings and seeds for planting; live animals; foodstuffs and beverages for animals; malt. View full description at WIPO

Beers; non-alcoholic beverages; mineral and aerated waters; fruit beverages and fruit juices; syrups and other non-alcoholic preparations for making beverages. View full description at WIPO

Alcoholic beverages, except beers; alcoholic preparations for making beverages. View full description at WIPO

Tobacco and tobacco substitutes; cigarettes and cigars; electronic cigarettes and oral vaporizers for smokers; smokers’ articles; matches. View full description at WIPO

Advertising; business management, organization and administration; office functions. View full description at WIPO

Financial, monetary and banking services; insurance services; real estate affairs. View full description at WIPO

Construction services; installation and repair services; mining extraction, oil and gas drilling. View full description at WIPO

Telecommunications services. View full description at WIPO

Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement. View full description at WIPO

Treatment of materials; recycling of waste and trash; air purification and treatment of water; printing services; food and drink preservation. View full description at WIPO

Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. View full description at WIPO

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis, industrial research and industrial design services; quality control and authentication services; design and development of computer hardware and software. View full description at WIPO

Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation. View full description at WIPO

Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry services. View full description at WIPO

Legal services; security services for the physical protection of tangible property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals. View full description at WIPO

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