Exclusive rights over a trademark in Colombia arise from registration. Also, when holding a trademark registration in Colombia, the obligation arises for its owner to use the trademark in commerce, beginning three (3) years from the date when registration was granted.
This means that a trademark registration in Colombia may be canceled by the Trademark Office, if the trademark has not been effectively and publicly used, to identify in commerce, goods or services covered by the registration.
A cancellation action is a formal request, posed by any third interested party, which commences by filing a cancellation petition with the Trademark Office, upon payment of the applicable official fee. Read more