Argentina Reinstates Three-Month Priority Documentation Filing Limit

Earlier this year, Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Property reinstated the requirement that all internationally sourced patents filed via the Paris Convention be supplemented by Spanish translation of the cited priority documents within three months of application submission. A certified public translator licensed by the Argentinean government must swear to the translation’s accuracy.

Did you file any applications in Argentina between 12 January 2018 and 1 October 2018? Be sure you submit any missing priority documentation and its translation by April 2019.

Are you planning to file a patent application in Argentina? Be sure you obtain official copies of its priority application(s) for translation by a certified Argentinean translator.

If the priority documentation is not received in time, the affected application will lose its priority rights.

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Contact us to find out what the new filing requirements means for your drug or device patents and how Park IP can help.