Trademarks are governed in Chile by theIndustrial Property Law (19.039) (in force sinceSeptember 30 1991, modified by Law 19.996,in force since December 14 2005), and Law20.160 (in force since January 2007, regulatedby Decree 236, published on December 1 2005and amended by Decree 36 of May 23 2012).In February 2012 the Law for StandardisingTrademark and Patent Applications (20.569)– which also implements the TrademarkLaw Treaty in Chile – came into force. Chilehas been a member of the Paris Conventionsince 1991 and is a party to the Agreement onTrade-Related Aspects of Intellectual PropertyRights (TRIPs).


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