Uruguay DNPI launches a pilot program for accelerated examination of patents

The DNPI, Uruguay’s IP Office, has published on August 20th resolution Nº6/2019 introducing a Pilot Program for accelerated examination of patent and utility model applications where patents have already been granted for the same invention in another territory. This program will start on September 1st of this year.

Following this pilot DNPI will consider as validated the substantive examination of a patent application in the following cases:

How to protect your IPR online

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European SMEs seeking to expand their businesses towards the Latin American region consider the Internet as a preferential channel to do so. With the Internet being such an easy entrance for new products and services, it can also be used by forgers from all over the world as an instrument to sell counterfeit goods or commit any kind of Intellectual Property (IP) frauds.