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.

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

Protected Designations of Origin in Nicaragua

Law No. 380 Law of Trademarks and other Distinctive Signs (LMOSD), states that a Protected Designations of Origin is a:

Geographical indication that identifies a product originating in a country, region, locality or place whose quality, reputation or other characteristics is attributable essentially to its geographical origin, including human and natural factors; the denomination of a product that, without being a geographical name, denotes a 

Posted by: Fabiola Urbina | Senior Associate at Alvarado y Asociados

Important Update: Enactment of Law 976- Law of the Financial Analysis Unit & Law 977, Anti-Money Laundering/Financing of Terrorism.

Law 976, Law of the Financial Analysis Unit (Ley de la Unidad de Análisis Financiero), was duly published in the Official Gazette No. 138 of July 20, 2018 and has derogated Law 793, Law of the creation of the Financial Analysis Unit (Ley Creadora de la Unidad de Análisis Financiero), its regulation Decree 07-2013 and its amendment Decree 19-2014.

Posted by: Katherine Blandon| IP Department

The Renewal of a Trademark Registration

Trademark registration is very important for any company that provides a service or that markets a product, but once the trademark is already registered, is it valid for an indefinite period?

Posted by: Carlos Navarro | Senior Associate at Alvarado y Asociados

Simplified Tax Regime flat-rate tax

On previous occasions, we have talked extensively about the "three types of income tax" that we have in Nicaragua, which are Labor Income Tax, Income Tax from Economic Activities and Capital Income and Gains, but there is also a differentiated way of Taxing the Income of Economic Activities, for persons classified by the Law as "Small Taxpayers", and this differentiated way of taxing is known as “Fixed Flat-Rate”.

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