Uruguay adheres to the Patent Cooperation Treaty

By Pittaluga Abogados

On July 11, 2024, Uruguay adhered to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) after a lengthy consultation process. According to the government, this decision, unanimously approved by both chambers of the Uruguayan Parliament, is expected to simplify the patenting process and reduce costs for domestic inventors and innovators seeking protection in other countries.

The PCT allows a single patent application to be recognized in up to 157 countries, offering Uruguayan inventions potential for international reach and commercialization. This accession is seen as a strategic move to bolster Uruguay's patent system and foster a more supportive environment for innovation.

The Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Mining (MIEM) played a key role in this achievement, alongside other national institutions working to align Uruguay's regulations with international standards.

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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