Supported patent filings

PCT National Phase Entry

Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Sometimes required**
Language: Spanish
Translation Extension: Yes***
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * Power of Attorney forms must be notarized and legalized via either the Apostille procedure or at a Honduran consulate in your home country - one will suffice for all Central American countries. If a power is not restricted by the grantor to a specific case, it can be used for other matters. The consulate will provide instructions on the procedure; note that costs will be incurred for this.

** Assignments are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Nicaraguan application, or if no assignment was filed with the IB during the PCT international phase.

*** The Spanish translation can be filed at national phase entry or within two months from the national filing date.

Recommended Agents

Bufete Mejia & Asociados

PCT National Phase Entry
Direct Filing
BMA – Bufete Mejia & Asociados – is Honduras’ leading intellectual property, advertisement and regulatory law firm and offers cost-effective IP services throughout the region. The firm is a one-stop shop for securing, defending and enforcing intellectual property rights in Central America. The firm enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its services and for handling the entire range of related legal IP services, including counselling on licensing and franchising agreements, unfair competition actions, strategic filing advice, portfolio management and top-of-the-line prompt counselling on advertisement and regulatory matters. The firm also has the edge in litigation and has handled some of the top anti-counterfeiting, infringement and unfair competition cases before all courts, Honduras’ custom authorities and the IP unit of the General Attorney’s Office.