About Protectia

Protectia patentes y marcas es una Agencia Oficial de Propiedad Industrial especializada y dedicada en exclusiva a asesorar, gestionar y defender derechos de Propiedad Intelectual e Industrial: Patentes, marcas y derechos de autor en los cinco continentes.

Jaap Hartasen: the inventor of Bluetooth

[..]there is also an element of luck. Nine out ten research projects fail. You have to be at the right time at the right place with the right people….for researchers my main message would nonetheless still be: keep an open mind, think outside textbooks, do not make decisions too quickly” (Dr. Haarsten)

Mobile devices are nowadays everywhere; they often makes our lives “easier” and they incorporate a lot of technology that we consider natural but, if we stop thinking about it, it’s not so obvious having it.

For our “Patents world” section, we are going to pay tribute to a very special dutch engineer, researcher and inventor: Jaap Hartasen, the inventor of Bluetooth or, in other words, the revolutionary technology that allows to connect electronic gadgets to each other at short range without the use of cables, using a variety of low-power radio frequencies.

In the short video below, developed by the EPO (European Patent Office), Jaap Hartsen talks a little bit about his inventions:


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United States and Japan join the Hague System

On 13 February, the adhesion of United States and Japan to the Hague system for the international registration of industrial designs administered by WIPO has been made official.

From now on, the designers of these two major economies may protect and promote their two and three dimensional creations throughout much of the world from a single application by using this international treaty.

These adhesions expand the geographic scope for the protection of industrial designs, increasing to 64 the number of countries members of the Hague System. We show below the full list of countries:


Patent registration in LATAM: all the procedures in each country

One of the driving forces of economic growth is certainly innovation, or in other words, the creation of new technologies which increase productivity.

After offering a summary scheme about trademark registration in Latin America, today we will devote our attention on all necessary procedures for the registration of patents in LATAM. 

We continue to focus on this region since it is one of the favorite investment target markets for many Spanish internationalization business projects, thanks to cultural and language proximity.

In fact, according to the Global Innovation Index 2013 (index published annually by WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization), despite the economic crisis, innovation in Latin America remains active and in relatively good condition.

general procedure for patent registration in Latam

General procedure of registration of a patent in Latin America

Hoping to be useful information, you can find below a scheme collecting all the procedure for patent registration in LATAM, in each country: from the moment of filing the application until granting of title. 


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Trademark registration in LATAM: all the procedures in each country

In the particular historical and economic times we live in, we see emerging markets such as LATAM countries which have become investment goals in most corporate internationalization projects.

That is why from Protectia, in our desire to provide useful information about the international trademark protection, we propose the following scheme that collects all the necessary procedures for a trademark registration in LATAM, since the filing of the application to the granting.

Let’s see it in the specific of each country.