The new edition of the 'Quick Patent' ('Patente Rápida') program, aimed at Peruvian patent applicants, was recently launched by the local PTO.
This program encourages the proper use of the local patent system and minimizes the number of pending files with observations on admissibility, form and substance. According to this new edition, inventors and entrepreneurs can choose where they will get trained and receive technical assistance.
Quick Patent increases the chances of obtaining a patent in shorter terms than the regular procedure, 50 months on average to 18 months in the case of a patent, and 26 months to 12 months for the case of utility model.
Through the decentralized counseling, inventors that were selected to be trained can choose from the cities of Lima, Trujillo and Arequipa to attend support workshops and learn how to prepare the technical documentation related to the patent application.
In 2015, this program received 166 applications from independent inventors, academic and research centers as well as local companies (24% more than in 2014). Of these 166 applications, 68 were able to finish the different stages of counseling and filing the respective patent with the Indecopi (23% more than in 2014). Since the beginning of this program in 2013 more than 30 Peruvian inventors have succeeded in obtaining a patent in a shorter term than in a regular procedure.
For more details on program enrollment requirements, please click here www.indecopi.gob.pe/din/pr.
Originally published 31st March 2016
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