Patent

Uruguay

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
Inventions which satisfy the conditions of novelty, inventive step and capable of industrial application, are subjected to patentability.
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
No
Divisional Application
Yes
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
N/A
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
10 Years
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
N/A

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
any
Basic Number of Claims
any
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
any
Basic Number of Independent Claims
any
Types of Claims
Any (Product-by-Process, Omnibus, Programmed Computer or Software and/or Swiss-type)
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
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
Apostille
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
No
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
No
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
No
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
No
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
No
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
4 Months from Publication Date
Deadline to File the Reply
1 Month
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
1-2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
Several Years
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
4 Months from Publication Date
Deadline to File the Reply
1 Month
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
1-2 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
Several Years
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
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
18 Months as from Priority Date
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
The decision of grant is published 1-2 Months after issuance.

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
Yes