Argentina keeps modernising its IP procedures with the Decree 403/2019

On 6 August 2019 the new Decree 403/2019 will enter into force in Argentina. This Decree introduces amendments to the Argentinian Regulation of the Law of Invention Patents and Utility Models.

The main following amendments were introduced:
- Reduction of the requirements to file a patent or utlity model application
- To invoke priority of a patent, a priority document in digital format and an affidavit will have to be provided
- To invoke priority of an utility model, the priority document will be provided in digital format
- The grace period for utility models is extend to 12 months

For further information in Spanish, please be referred to INPI's website