A claim of colours defines a trademark's scope of protection. How to claim colours within a trademark application is an area that has undergone many changes in Colombian prosecution practice. Nevertheless, in a recent resolution, the Trademark and Patent Office finally set out clear regulations on how to proceed.
The Trademark and Patent Office recently issued Resolution 59669, which modifies in part the existing patent procedure regulations. While the amendments may make the patent application process lengthier and more expensive, they resolve various issues relating to the filing and scope of divisional applications. This article presents a summary of the most significant changes introduced, along with a comparison of how the new process differs from previous practice.