To protect in the right way both the new technical solutions and any kind of invention, it is essential to adopt a proper step for the registration of a patent.
In Protectia, official agency of Industrial Property, we have an exhaustively experience and a great team of professionals specialized in every aspect of the matter. They will be able to assess the specific needs of every single case and adjust it to the different ways and international agreements, in order to guarantee our clients quality assessment and efficient management throughout all the process of registration and defence of the patent.
Patent registration in Argentina: the process
The administrative authority of industrial property in Argentina, which has, among others, the responsibility to register patents of inventions is the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI, in Spanish).
The process follows various steps:
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Once is granted the patent, annual payments must be done for the maintenance of its rights.
It is important to note that Argentina is not part of the International Treaty of Cooperation in matter of patents called PTC. In South America, along with Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Venezuela and Paraguay are not part of this treaty either. Therefore, holders of an international patent application, through the PCT cannot protect their rights with this agreement to the previous process of the granting. Also, they cannot benefit from extended time period regarding the formalization of the patent application in each one of these countries, usually within a period of 30 months from the date of application.
Therefore, in case of applying for a patent, if is needed an extension of the protection to Argentina, the only solution is to apply claiming the prior application within the 12 months period established by the Paris Union Convention.
Why choosing Protectia for the registration of a patent in Argentina?
In Protectia we make a difference for various reasons: