We offer a free online trademark search - online on this very page. We will check only identical or very similar trademarks and if you require a more detailed search - don't hesitate to request our Extensive Study.
There is no online database open to the public and our attorney will search for identical brands in Honduras for you. We will provide you with a list of identical trademarks within a business day.
Extensive Search & Study
You can request our Extensive Study if you wish to get more information regarding the possibility of registration of your trademark in Honduras. Our experienced attorney will perform a trademark search to determine any potentially conflicting brands in Honduras.
Trademark Registration in Honduras
Bonamark can file your brand name in Honduras, our attorney will handle the entire process. Honduras is a first to file country, therefore, a trademark has to be filed in order to be protected.
Our professional trademark attorney in Honduras will prepare and file your trademark for registration at Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DIGEPIH - the site is in Spanish).
A trademark will be filed at the Industrial Property Registration Office:
Boulevard Kuwait, Edificio San José, 3er. Piso
Due to the local regulation, multiclass applications are not permitted in Honduras a separate application for each class be filed. Honduras is a quite popular trademarking country among the non-residents, more than 5000 applications are filed in 2015.
Note, that the price of a registration request in Honduras does not include the final registration fees. The prices do not include any legal defenses in case of oppositions or objections.
When you register your trademark, you’ll be able to:
1. Take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters
2. Put the ® symbol next to your brand - to show that it’s yours and warn others against using it
3. Sell and license your brand
Requirements and Application
Foreign applicants require a local attorney to represent them in Honduras, the attorney can be appointed by signing a Power of Attorney.
- service marks,
- collective marks and trade names
- slogans and signs,
- geographical indications
- appellations of origin
- certification marks
What will be required to file your brand in Honduras?
- Type of the applicant: individual or a company
- Complete name of the owner;
- Full address of the owner;
- Phone number;
- Mailing address;
- List of goods/services;
- Class or classes;
- Trademark itself;
- Duly legalized Power of Attorney authenticated by a consulate of Honduras or by Apostille. We will provide you with a model;
- Additional details - translation of the brand name if any, priority, color claim and etc.
Brand Registration Process in Honduras
The registration process consists of a (1) formal examination, an (2) examination of distinctiveness and a (3) search for prior trademarks. Before registration, the trademark application is published in the Official Newspaper “La Gaceta” and the opposition period is 30 business days.
Any interested party may oppose the trademark.
The official fee is HNL 50.00 and the publication fee is HNL 3,500.00. The registration fee is HNL 700.00 + HNL 5.00 as the stamp fee.
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years starting from the registration date. The trademark can be renewed for periods of 10 years. If a trademark is not in use for 3 years, it can be canceled, however, the owner may pay the rehabilitation taxes, which prevent the trademark from becoming vulnerable to cancellation.
The grace period is 6 months from the expiration date of the trademark.
If you are interested in any of these services, please do not hesitate to contact us.