Patents: Peru

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention, Washington Agreement, Cartagena Agreement (Andean Community) and ADPIC.

Patent Types : Patents for Process and Patents for Goods.

Novelty Requirements : An invention may be deemed new when this is not included in the state of the Art.

Claiming priority : Yes – within 12 Months.

Examination : Yes

Protection Period : 20 Years

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Opposition : Yes – after the publication and before the substantive examination have completed.

Annuity Payments : Must be paid after the 3rd Anniversary after filing the application. One, two or more annuities can be paid together.

Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 Months

Compulsory Licensing : Yes – at the expiry of a period of 3 years following a Patent grant or 4 years following the application for a Patent, whichever is longer, the competent national office may grant a Compulsory License mainly for the industrial manufacture of the product covered by the Patent, or for full use of the patented process, at the request of any interested party, but only if, at the time of the request, the patent had not been exploited.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes

Notes : 

  1. Certified copies of Priority documents must be filed within 16 months after filing the priority application. If the priority document is not filed within the 16 months, the priority will be lost, but the application will proceed as normal application without priority.
  2. All documents filed in Peru must be accompanied with Spanish translation other no serial number and filing date will be given.


Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.
  2. Specifications, claims & drawings.
  3. Full details of the Applicant and Inventor(s).
  4. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).
  5. Assignment Deed legalized up to Peruvian Consulate.


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