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Intellectual property protection in Argentina

Intellectual Property in Argentina

1. Argentina general info

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Covering most of the Southern Cone, it is bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the North, Brazil to the Northeast, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean to the East, Chile to the West and the waters of the Drake Passage to the South. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations.

International Country Code:  AR

Time zone:  UTC−3                            

Currency:   Argentine Peso (ARS)

See brief information about Patent registration in Argentina (non-PCT)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Argentina

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Argentina

2. IP Legal Base in Argentina

Law on Legal Intellectual Property Regime
Law on Collective Trademark
Law on Patents and Utility Models
Law on Trademarks and Designations

3. International organizations/agreements

Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
WIPO Copyright Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

National Institute of Industrial Property of Republic of Argentina
Paseo Colón 717 (C.P. 1063) - Capital Federal
Phone: 0-800-222-4674; 4344-4968
Fax: 4344-5286
Email: infopatentes@inpi.gov.ar
www.inpi.gov.ar

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Argentina are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Estudio Berbery on 27/02/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Argentine IP Laws

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