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Register and Protect Your Trademark in Central America

Register and Protect Your Trademark in Central America

Registering your trademark in Central America protects your intellectual property from competitors. A trademark is defined as a unique sign that distinguishes your product or service from others. Once registered, you must take certain steps to protect your trademark regularly. Central America is comprised of 7 countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama....

How to Conduct a Trademark Search in Central America

How to Conduct a Trademark Search in Central America

Conducting a trademark search in Central America is the best way to protect your business and distinguish it from other companies. It is a crucial pre-emptive step before applying to register a trademark when expanding your business in the region. In this article, we will help you understand all aspects you need to consider to conduct a trademark search in Central America appropriately. Classify...

Manage your Business Risks with Due Diligence in Guatemala

Manage your Business Risks with Due Diligence in Guatemala

When doing business in Guatemala, managing your business’ risks with due diligence practices is essential to its success and longevity.Language and/or cultural barriers, understanding the market and the way of handling businesses are challenges that foreign business owners face when expanding abroad. Buying existing companies or partnering with locals are key ways to reduce these challenges and...

5 Tips for US Companies Doing Business in Guatemala

5 Tips for US Companies Doing Business in Guatemala

Find out benefits and opportunities for US Companies Doing Business in Guatemala. Guatemala's size and economic potential offers one of the best options for business expansion into Central America. Guatemala is the third-largest country in Central America, with just over 17 million inhabitants. Its main location for commercial activity is Guatemala City. The official currency of Guatemala is the...

Aspirations for Technology and Innovation in Guatemala Textile Industry

Aspirations for Technology and Innovation in Guatemala Textile Industry

Guatemala demonstrates strong aspirations for technology and innovation in the textile industry that expanding companies should take note of. The textile industry is responsible for transforming raw materials into a finished product, and is a crucial element of supply chains worldwide. In Guatemala, clothing manufacturing is popular and is looking to innovate. Guatemala profits from the...

What are the Types of Legal Entities in Guatemala?

What are the Types of Legal Entities in Guatemala?

In order to set up a business, it is important to understand the types of legal entities in Guatemala. Central America has become a place for foreign multinationals interested in doing business across North and South America. Central American countries have a lot to offer to foreign and local companies, such as tax benefits, special economic zones, and access to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans....

How to Register a Trademark in Guatemala

How to Register a Trademark in Guatemala

Find out how to register your trademark in Guatemala and protect your business’ unique signs. Plus understand the importance of conducting a thorough trademark search in Guatemala in order to ensure your distinctive signs are unique. When undertaking commercial or corporate activities in Latin America, consider obtaining exclusive rights to your intellectual property assets. This includes...

How to Incorporate a Company in Guatemala

How to Incorporate a Company in Guatemala

Find out the steps to incorporate a company in Guatemala, a rising hotspot for expanding multinationals in Central America. Guatemala is the third largest country in Central America, with just over 108,000 square meters. The country possesses a richness in natural wealth, and is a valuable hub for international trade, with access to the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The country also has a...

Essential Back Office Services in Central America for Business Expansion

Essential Back Office Services in Central America for Business Expansion

Back office services in Central America are essential for business expansion Outsourcing your non-core functions such as data entry and document conversion reduces the pressure on your own employees on the ground, and the risk of non-compliance in a new market with unfamiliar regulations.  When seeking externally provided back office services in Central America, you  avoid the trouble of...

Camilo Mantilla Discusses People and Commerce in Central America

Camilo Mantilla Discusses People and Commerce in Central America

Camilo Mantilla shares his insights on human, sociopolitical and commercial conditions in Central America. Biz Latin Hub's Daniela Bogotá and Chelsea Heywood had the privilege of connecting with Camilo Mantilla to gain his insights on human, sociopolitical and commercial conditions in Central America. In his current role as International Advisor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New...

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