In Chile there's over 350.000 brands. Less than 100 have a Seal of Origin.
What is the Seal of Origin?
It's a special distinction that is given to products with special qualities, that are produced in a specific geographical area.
What advantages does the Seal of Origin provides?
Using this distinction alongside your brand shows its exclusivity, increases its visibility, and grants differentiation in respect to identical or similar products.
Which are the different seals of origin?
There are four categories of seals of origin
It's a distinction used for products which qualities derive from a determined geographical place, whether it's the region of production, extraction, growth, or manufacture.
E.g. Bordeaux Wine
Appellation of Origin
In addition to the relation with the geographical place, other characteristic human factors must be proved, like special techniques or traditions in the manufacture.
E.g. Iberian Ham
It's a distinctive sign used to identify the origin, material or way of making of the goods or services produced by the members of an association.
E.g. Girl Scout Cookies
It's a distinctive sign that indicates that the product or service complies with a series of standards validated by a certification authority.
E.g. California Certified Organic Farmers
If you're not sure if your brand qualifies for a Seal of Origin, or which one would apply, contact us and we'll clear your doubtsContact us
Trademark registration process wih Seal of Origin
Similar to a normal brand process, but with aditional requisites depending on the type of Seal of Origin.
Broader registrability Report
Besides the general registrability report, additional aforegoings have to be analyzed depending of the specific Seal of Origin.
Elaboration of Documents
Elaboration of all required documents according to the type of Seal of Origin to be requested.
Filing for Registration
Presentation of the aforegoings of the tradermark to INAPI. Also, the initial rate of 1 UTM (~70 USD) for each class must be paid.
INAPI could dictate form objections to one or more of the required documents, which should be answered and be solved.
Publication in the Official Gazzete
Once the form examination has been approved, INAPI will order the publication of the mark in the Official Gazzete.
Oppositions and objections
30 working days term for third parties to oppose the registration of the brand, and finally INAPI will decide if it dictates substance objections.
End of Registration
If there is no opposition or substance objections, or if they are overcome in the legal process, INAPI will grant the brand. The rate of 2 UTMs (~140USD) must be paid for each class.
Trademark title and custody
We hand you the property title on your trademark, which attests your ownership for ten years, and provide free custody for it for one year.