The core regulation for trademarks in Colombia is Andean Community Decision 486 of 2000 on a Common Industrial Property Regime, supranational legislation applicable in Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. This body of rules:
- removed all contradicting internal laws for trademarks;
- established the legal framework for civil proceedings and enforcement actions;
- provided for general border measures; and
- compelled member states of the Andean Community of Nations (ACN) to implement criminal procedures and sanctions for the counterfeiting of trademarks.