A trademark is a right which entitles its owner to the exclusive use of a name, a graphic and in general any sensation that might be perceived by a consumer in relation to the products and services of a company within the trade industry, and which allows said trademark to distinguish itself from competitors. This right is territorial and will only be recognized in those countries in which it has been explicitly filed and granted.
In Andorra, this sole right can be obtained for names in the Catalan alphabet, 2D or 3D graphics, colours or the combination of all three.
In Andorra, for a trademark right to be recognized before third parties, it can only be obtained through its registration at the Patents and Trademarks Office of Andorra (OMPA – Oficina de Marques i Patents d’Andorra).
SAPIM, acts as a consultant and represents before the OMPA, individuals and companies who want to obtain and manage their brands in the Principality of Andorra.