Which are the patent and trademark offices that offer online searches and application fillings?

Argentina: the Argentinean PTO: The National Industrial Property Institute INPI offers online searches, but not online filings. http://www.inpi.gov.ar/conweb/Marca.asp Bolivia: The Bolivian PTO: The National Service of Industrial Property, SENAPI (www.senapi.gob.bo) does not offer registration or searching online. Chile: The Chilean PTO: The National Institute of Intellectual Property (INAPI) (http://www.inapi.cl/) offers searches and filing online. But first it is [...]

2018-04-11T08:50:59-05:00April 10th, 2018|

3 types of patents

Utility patents: may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof. Design patents: may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. Plant patents: may be granted to anyone [...]

2018-04-11T08:54:19-05:00April 10th, 2018|

What Can Be Patented?

Any person who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement may obtain a patent fulfilling the conditions and requirements of the respective country where the person wants to file the patent. Process: The word process is defined as a process, act, or [...]

2018-04-11T08:55:06-05:00April 10th, 2018|

Who May Apply For A Patent?

The inventor or a person to whom the inventor has assigned or is under an obligation to assign the invention, may apply for a patent. If the inventor is deceased, the application may be made by legal representatives, that is, the administrator or executor of the estate. If the inventor is legally incapacitated, the application [...]

2018-04-11T08:55:31-05:00April 10th, 2018|

What are Design Patents?

The patent laws provide for the granting of design patents to any person who has invented any new and non-obvious ornamental design for an article of manufacture. The design patent protects only the appearance of an article, but not its structural or functional features. The proceedings relating to granting of design patents are the same [...]

2018-04-11T08:56:30-05:00April 10th, 2018|

What is a Plant Patent?

The law also provides for the granting of a patent to anyone who has invented or discovered and asexually reproduced any distinct and new variety of plant, including cultivated sports, mutants, hybrids, and newly found seedlings, other than a tuber-propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state. Asexually propagated plants are those that [...]

2018-04-11T08:56:56-05:00April 10th, 2018|

What protection would you have with a patent?

The patent owner has the exclusive right to prevent or stop others from commercially exploiting the patented invention. In other words, patent protection means that the invention cannot be commercially made, used, distributed, imported or sold by others without the patent owner's consent.

2018-04-11T08:57:29-05:00April 10th, 2018|

What are the intellectual property offices in Latin America?

The local governmental patent and trademark offices are: Argentina: Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (INPI) http://www.inpi.gov.ar/ Brazil: Instituto Nacional Propiedade Industrial (INPI) http://www.inpi.gov.br/ Bolivia: Servicio Nacional de Propiedad Intelectual (SENAPI) www.senapi.gob.bo/ Chile: INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PROPIEDAD INDUSTRIAL (INAPI) http://www.inapi.cl Colombia: Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) http://www.sic.gov.co/ Costa Rica: Registro Nacional República de Costa Rica http://www.rnpdigital.com/ Dominican Republic: Oficina Nacional de [...]

2018-04-11T08:57:57-05:00April 10th, 2018|
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