A patent is a set of exclusive property rights granted for an invention, which is a product, technique or process with transformative novel features that provides a new way of doing something or a new solution to an issue. To get a patent, you need to file a patent application and provide technical information about the invention.

  • It excludes others from making, using, distributing, importing or selling the invention without the patent owner’s consent. As a result, patent owners may get higher profit margins for their idea.
  • Competitors may consider the risks of patent infringement before contemplating entering the market for the patented product or service, which would reduce competition.
  • It increases the value of your business, since potential purchasers of your business would consider the patent as a valuable asset.
  1. Name and address of the applicant.
  2. Name, address and citizenship of the inventor(s).
  3. Invention title, abstract of the invention, utility model or design.
  4. Invention, utility model or design text description.
  5. Claims.
  6. Priority claims (if any).
  7. Set of formal drawings.
  8. Translation of the foreign patent application into Spanish.
  9. Official filing fee.
  10. Power of Attorney.
  1. Patent Search.
  2. Application.
  3. Formal examination.
  4. Report issuance.
  5. Publication.
  6. Substantive examination.
  7. Granting of the patent and publication.

The approximate time from application to granting (for a prosecution without an opposition) is five years.

In Argentina the Power of Attorney must be:

  • Signed.
  • Notarized.
  • Apostilled.
  • Scanned to us.
  • Sent to the PTO (physical document).

Patent protection in Argentina lasts 20 years from the application date, non-extendable.

  • All documents must be translated to Spanish by an Argentine official translator.
  • All signed documents must be apostilled.
  • Argentina is a contracting state of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

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