El Salvador - Country Commercial Guide
Licensing Requirements for Professional Services

Includes license requirements for key professional services that are open to U.S. service providers.

Last published date: 2021-11-05

The Law for Trademarks and Other Distinctive Signs includes licensing and raises protections for trademarks and distinctive signs to internationally accepted standards. This law also obliges national and foreign firms to register in the Commerce Registry and the Intellectual Property Registry (Centro Nacional de Registros.).  To have the exclusive right of the use of commercial names and trademarks, any expression and/or advertising sign, including patents and industrial designs, a lawyer or legal representative must register the trademark at CNR.