Industrial Property for innovation and trade



* Information for 2017. Source: World Bank


Patent Applications

* Patent applications filed in PROSUR countries during 2017. Source: WIPO


Trademark Applications

* Trademark applications filed in PROSUR countries during 2017. Source: WIPO


It s important that you learn about intellectual property

Intellectual property is divided into two main categories: Industrial property, which covers patents, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications, and copyright, which covers the protection of artistic and literary works.

Patenting your invention is key to gain market competitive advantages

Patents provide exclusive rights that will allow you to use and exploit your invention and prevent third parties from using it without your consent. If you choose not to exploit the patent, you can sell it or assign the rights to another company to market it under a license.

What do we mean by trademark?

Trademarks may consist of a word (word mark) or combination of words (mixed mark), figures; letters; symbols; drawings (figurative marks) and even sounds (sound marks).

Your designs can also be protected

The design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or in two-dimensional features such as patterns, lines, or colors.

Do you want to patent? Learn the basic requirements

There are three fundamental requirements for patentability. These are that the invention should be something new; having an inventive step, that is to say, it must represent a sufficient advance in relation to the current state of the art, and that it is capable of industrial application.

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