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what you need to know

EQUIVALENT SEARCH
No Provisions
EXAMINATION
As to novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability
PUBLICATION
Patent applications are published in the Official Gazette
OPPOSITION
6 months from publication date
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Copy of the specifications, claims, and abstracts
• 1 set of drawings and the abstract
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
• Copy of Published International Application
• Copy of International Search Report
• Copy of International Preliminary Report on Patentability
What you need to know
• Priority document must be submitted within 3 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of change of name/address, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
• Separate POAs are required from assignee and assignor
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of merger, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language