Patent Cooperation Treaty in Uruguay

By Pittaluga Abogados

Uruguayan Congress is discussing the country's accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), after the Uruguayan government, led by President Luis Lacalle Pou, submitted a bill.

The initiative reflects a governments's strategy to try to expand the country's presence in international markets. Joining the PCT is seen by the government as an important step towards the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a top priority for Uruguay.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is an international instrument that looks to economize the global patent application process. The treaty allows applicants to file a single application for protection in multiple countries.
Not all countries in Latin America have joined the PCT. Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela are not yet part of the system.

Pittaluga Abogados

Pittaluga Abogados, has initiated its professional practice 20 years ago, as an Intellectual Property Law Firm.

After some years providing a specialized and top level service for foreign clients, many of them among the world premier companies, Pittaluga Abogados obtained a recognized international prestige in said field, which convert it into one of the leaders Intellectual Property Law Firms in Uruguay.

Thus, today in P&A we take pride in emphasizing that our goal has always been and will continue being, to keep a personal relationship with our clients, considering at all times the priorities of our clients as our own, with the belief that each one of them is unique and irreplaceable.

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