Once a trademark is filed with the Argentine Trademark Office, the same after fulfilling the minimum filing requirements is examined by the Office for conflicting marks and descriptiveness. Once the mark is examined, the same is published for opposition in the Bulletin and is open to opposition for a non-extendable period of 3 months.
If the opposition is filed, then the applicant and opponent are given a period of 3 months to settle amicably. If no settlement is reached, then the Office will decide the matter in an administrative proceeding. The Office’s decision can be appealed against before the Federal Court of Appeals. If no opposition is filed within the stipulated duration, then the mark proceeds towards registration.