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PATENTS AND UTILITY MODELS IN OTHER COUNTRIES

An invention can be protected by national channels practically anywhere in the world, whether or not the country involved has signed international agreements.

As a general rule the priority of a patent or a utility model taken out in another country or under another agreement can be claimed if its oldest priority date is within the year immediately prior to the application date.

The duration, object protected and requisites are different from one country to another, but in general comply with requisites similar to patents in Spain.

The need for translations and/or consular legalisation of documents often form part of the additional requisites.

If you wish we can give you full information about the protection of Patents and/or Utility models in any country that you would like to know about.

As part of our work we handle preparation of the reports, claims, summaries, translations and drawings required for obtaining Patent or Utility Model rights.