Almost every serious company has some valuable property worth protecting, such as the new technical solutions. To protect them properly, together with all kinds of inventions, it is essential to adopt a proper step for the registration of a patent.
In the official agency of industrial property Protectia, 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 Paraguay: the process
The administrative steps for the registration of a patent in Paraguay are the following:
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The average duration for a patent process in Paraguay goes from 6 to 7 years, depending on the specifics of the cases. The patent of invention will be valid for a no-extendible period of 20 years, starting from the date of application. To keep the patent in force, the applicant shall pay annual fees; the firs fee shall be paid before the starting of the third year. Various annual fees can be paid in advanced.
It is important to note that Paraguay is not part of the International Treaty of Cooperation in matter of patents called PTC. In South America, along with Paraguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay 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 Paraguay, 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 Paraguay?
In Protectia we make a difference for various reasons: