Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
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.

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

Bufete Mejia & Asociados

Established: 1984

Number of Professional Staff: 27

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Panama

BMA – Bufete Mejia & Asociados is Honduras’ leading intellectual property, advisement and regulatory law firm and offers cost-effective IP service 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 an 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.


Contact Information


P.O. Box 1744,
San Pedro Sula,


1 y 2 Calle 20 Ave. "A" , S.O.,
Barrio Río de Piedras,
San Pedro Sula,