During 2016 the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce as the
entity administering the Colombian IP regime, promoted significant
changes and dispositions which modified the filing, prosecution and
consultation of IP applications in our country.
First, a new technology platform was implemented for
filing and consultation of patent, industrial designs and
distinctive signs applications. The aim of this new
management system was, among others, reducing the filing of briefs
physically by using modern software with the purpose of expediting
the prosecution of the applications at the Office. In order to
encourage the use of the system, the official fees have been
dropped in price for electronic filing, whereas the physical filing
is still available but at higher prices.
A relevant change in the platform was the possibility of
conducting multi-effects in the name of a same holder; that is, any
change concerning name, address or domicile in the name of an owner
will be evident in all their cases. In addition, regarding
distinctive signs, a new background search option is highlighted,
including the ability to carry out an official search from an image
for word + logo and figurative marks.
Regarding the guidelines for patent applications, it was also
important the dispositions disclosed in Resolution No. 3719
of 2016, which modified some procedures in relation to the
conversion, division and merger of patent applications and the
requirements for substantive examination. The most
relevant change was the possibility of issuance of up to three
patentability examinations during prosecution of an application,
which provides the opportunity to applicant to consider different
strategies and file further arguments before the issuance of a
Moreover, the entry in force in 2016 of new PPH
agreements with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the
European Patent Office (EPO) and the Patent Offices from the member
states of the Pacific Alliance (INAPI in Chile, IMPI in Mexico and
INDECOPI in Peru), in addition to the previous agreements with the
United States Patent Office (USPTO), the Spanish Patent Office
(SPTO) and the Japanese Patent Office (JPO), represents
for the applicants the possibility of recognition of granting
decisions and positive patentability opinions issued by these
Patent Offices and expediting prosecution of the respective
As for distinctive signs, it was announced the entry
into force since January 1, 2017 of the Eleventh Edition of the
Nice Classification for applications in Colombia, within
which as main changes some reclassifications of products such as
Disinfectant soaps among others can be found.
Another remarkable event was the linking of the
Superintendence of Industry and Commerce to the prestigious TM
CLASS database, through which it is possible to search and
classify products and services needed to carry out distinctive
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