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Patent in Colombia (non-PCT)

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Colombia as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing patent applications in Colombia

Patent applications in Colombia claiming priority must be filed within 12 months from the priority date. The restoration of this term is not possible.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Colombia

- Complete application in Spanish, i.e. specification, claims, sequence listing (if applicable), and drawings (if applicable);
- payment of the official fee.

  • Language of the Colombian patent application

The official language of the Colombian patent application is Spanish. It is not possible to file an application in any other foreign language as the Spanish translation is required for obtainment of the filing date.

  • Priority document

For national filings in Colombia, it is necessary to provide a certified copy of the priority document translated into Spanish within 16 months from the priority date.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A simply signed copy of a Power of Attorney must be submitted within two months from filing a Colombian application (extendable for two more months). Legalisation is not required for patent registration actions in Colombia; however, for nullity actions a new, duly legalised and notarized, POA will be required. 

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant is not the inventor, it is necessary to provide the Assignment Deed; legalisation is not required. It may be submitted within two months from the date of filing (extendable for two more months).

  • Substantive examination request

The request for substantive examination on Colombian patent application must be made within six months from the publication of the application. Acceleration under PPH is possible.

  • Grace period

If the disclosure of the information on the invention has been made by the applicant, inventor/assignee, or,a third party who has obtained information from applicant, inventor or assignee and national officeswithin 12 months before filing date or, if priority is claimed, before the priority date, it will not disprove the novelty of a Colombian patent application.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

No official grant fee is stipulated. After the patent has been granted, the first maintenance fee must be paid before the last day of the month in which the Colombian application was filed.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Foreigners must perform the patent prosecution in Colombia through a registered Colombian patent attorney at law.

  •  Note

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Brief summary is based on the information provided by ARAMBURO RESTREPO ABOGADOS on 24.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Colombian IP Laws