Posted by: Francisco Jose Alvarado | Senior Associate at Alvarado y Asociados

Trademark Registration Process in Nicaragua

A trademark is any sign capable of distinguishing goods or services, that is not contrary, to the provisions of  Article 7 and 8 of the Law of Trademarks and other Distinctive Signs. The Article includes a list of intrinsic reasons, such as lack of sufficient distinctive character for the product or service to which it applies such as; to be contrary to the law, public order, morality, or consist of the usual or common form of the product to which it applies or its packaging.  


Posted by: Jazmin Garcia | Senior Associate at Alvarado y Asociados

The new Environmental Assessment System of Permits and Authorizations for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources.

In November of the year 2017, Executive Decree No. 20-2017 was published (See Official Gazette No. 228 of 11/29/2017), through which the new Environmental Assessment System of Permits and Authorizations for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources was implemented.Jj


Posted by: Claraliz Oviedo | Senior Associate at Alvarado y Asociados

Project of Amendment of Law 822, Tax Concertation Law

On January 28, 2018, the Project of Amendment of Law 822, Tax Concertation Law, was presented before the National Assembly of Nicaragua, whose objective, as indicated in the Statement of Purpose, is precisely to generate additional resources to compensate for the losses of collection of taxes experienced between the months of April and July of the year 2018. The main tax provisions incorporated in the Project of Amendment are the following:


Posted by: Aura Torrez | Associate at Alvarado y Asociados

The Symbiosis between Trademarks and Marketing

Intellectual Property plays a very important role in the protection of a brand, but this process starts a long time after the brand is created, and the process of creating the brand comes after the creation of the product.


Posted by: Claraliz Oviedo | Senior Associate at Alvarado y Asociados

Sanitary Registration of Nicaraguan Products

Have you created something unique, with an exquisite flavor, multiple benefits or simply a food product that you know everyone should try and have? Keep reading. You have probably invested many hours in making your product, in the design of its image, in growing your social networks and others, but an aspect that is normally left out is precisely to obtain a sanitary registration before the Ministry of Health. In this article we will tell you how easy and vital it is to obtain one.


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