On May 29, 2017 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published the ratification of the Trademark Law Treaty and the Regulations thereunder, which was made by the President of the Republic of Guatemala. The above mentioned Treaty was approved on October 27, 1994 in Geneva, Switzerland aiming to harmonize and speed up the procedures for the registration of trademarks.

With the ratification, the Treaty will apply to all product and service trademarks if they are visible signs, (including three-dimensional trademarks) except holograms and non-visible signs, specially: sound marks and olfactory marks, as described in the Treaty.

The requirements and procedures of the applications for registration of trademarks will be still regulated on the Law on Industrial Property and its Regulations, until the necessary modifications which result from the implementation of the aforementioned Treaty are made.