Patents: Argentina

General Information

International Agreements : Montevideo Convention of 1889 (relating to Patents), Paris Convention, Hague Convention of 1961, TRIP’S GATT Agreement, UPOV.

Patent Types : Letter Patents, Additional or Improvement Patent.

Novelty Requirements : Worldwide Novelty - An Invention will be considered a Novelty where it is not comprised in the sate of the Art. State of the Art should be understood to mean the set of technical knowledge disclosed to the public before the Patent application date or the acknowledged Priority date by means of a verbal or written description, by exploitation or any other means of disclosure or information, in the country or abroad.
A Novelty will not be affected if the inventor has disclosed the invention within the terms of one year before the application or the acknowledged priority date, provided that the inventor has so declared and proved in the application submitted in Argentina.

Claiming Priority : Yes
Examination : Yes - Preliminary & substantive examination.
Protection Period : 20 Years - from filing date
Publication : Yes – about 2 years from filing date
Opposition : Yes – within 60 days as of publication date
Annuity Payments : Yearly after granting

Compulsory Licensing : Yes - if the invention is not exploited within the term of 3 years as of granting date of the patent or 4 years as from application date, or if exploitation had been 
discontinued for more than one year, except in a case of Force Majeure.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes

Important Notes : Any objections are to be remedied within 60 days of Notice thereof.


Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to Argentine Consulate or Apostille.
  2. Details of the Applicant.
  3. Description of the Invention and One or more claims(s) in Spanish.
  4. Priority document (if claiming priority).


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