General Information
on Patents

The patent is a title of ownership granted by the State of a country to the person who is formally credited as the author of an invention which has an application in industry and which is an absolute novelty worldwide.
The owner of a patent will have the exclusive right to commercially exploit it during the term granted by law in each country. The owner will also have the possibility of judicially preventing illegal use of the invention by unauthorized parties.

The right acquired by registering the patent is only valid within the country in which the invention is protected, so it is of utmost importance to extend the protection to other countries within the time limits laid down by law and international agreements.

The invention may consist of a novel product or process, which may be industrialized (replicated in series), involving a practical solution to a particular problem.

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  • Legal protection of inventions, and industrial designs and models
  • Legal and technical counseling on patentability or registration
  • Legal protection of trade secrets and confidentiality
  • Processing registrations abroad
  • Rights license agreements and other commercial agreements
  • Legal defense of the rights acquired

Utility Models

Improvements to already invented products or the incorporation of new functionalities or applications to an already known technology, though they do not reach the required inventive level for a patent, may be legally protected in Argentina as a utility model.
The filing or legal protection of a utility model allows the holder (author or owner) to obtain a title of ownership granting the exclusive use and exploitation for a non-renewable period of ten years as from the filing in the relevant office.

Industrial Models

The novelty applied to the outer shape of a particular industrial product, its ornamental or aesthetic character, i.e. those non-functional aspects which give it originality and value, may be legally protected in Argentina by filing it as an Industrial Model. For the industrial model to be legally valid it must be novel.
The validity of the exclusive right of commercial use of the model extends for a period of five years and is renewable for another two equal periods, to a total of 15 years, within the territory of the country in which it is protected.

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  • Drafting the model's drawing or design specifications
  • Development of technical drawings with explanatory notes
  • Preparation of applications for filing to be submitted to the corresponding State agencies
  • Administrative monitoring of the procedure, until a certificate of deposit is issued
  • Renewal notice of the acquired right prior to its expiry date
  • Legal defense of vested rights
  • Preparation of licensing contracts and other commercial agreements

Industrial Design

The deposit of an industrial model enhances the legal protection of original drawings or designs applied to particular objects.
The right acquired by a deposit in due time and proper course grants the title of exclusive ownership of these creations for a period of five years, extendable by a further two equal and consecutive periods (15 years in total) within the country where the deposit is made. The key feature of this kind of creation, in addition to the requirement of originality or novelty, is that it must be industrial (replicable in series).

Our services

  • Drafting of drawing or design specifications
  • Submission of the forms containing the drawings in accordance with the formalities required
  • Preparation of applications for filing to be submitted to the corresponding State agencies
  • Administrative monitoring of the procedure, until a certificate of deposit is issued
  • Renewal notice of the acquired right prior to its expiry date
  • Legal defense of vested rights
  • Preparation of licensing contracts and other commercial agreements

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