Lack of patent protection

ARMAGE2 is a Spanish company that produces farming mechanical tools and owns patents and utility models concerning some of their technology, which they have registered in Europe, Argentina and Brazil.

Their Argentinean supplier offered to start distributing two patented products in Uruguay, as they considered this country to be a promising market for these products. Unfortunately, the patents had been applied for in Spain more than 12 months before. Therefore, ARMAGE2 could not claim priority for their Uruguayan patent application.