Patent

Aruba

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
An invention must be new, nonobvious, inventive and industrially applicable. It can also be an improvement on existing items or methods. Patents may be granted for example for a product (machine, article of manufacture), process, or any new and useful imp
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
No
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
Yes
Type of Application
Convention Application and Non-Convention Application
Time Period
30 Months
Extended Deadline
12 Months
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
6 Years
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
N/A

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Product-by-Process, Omnibus and/or Swiss-type
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
English, Papiamento, Dutch or Spanish
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
On Filing Date
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Signed
Deed of Assignment
Signed
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
Signed
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
Certified
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
Yes
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
Yes
Declaration of Ownership
Signed
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
30 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
To be provided by the Examiner
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 - 6 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
30 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
To be provided by the Examiner
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 - 6 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
No
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
6 Months
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
6 Months

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A