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Patent in Cuba

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  • Patent fees

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

  • Term for filing a patent application in Cuba

Patent applications claiming conventional priority must be filed within twelve months from the date of priority.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Cuba

For obtainment of a filing date, a patent application should contain:
- a request to grant a patent;
- applicant(s) details and address;
- claims (even if they don't comply with formal requirements) and description of the invention.

  • Language of the Cuban patent application

The official language of proceedings is Spanish. Documents filed with the Cuban IP Office should be provided in Spanish, or their verified translation into Spanish should be submitted.

  • Priority document

A certified copy of the priority document and its sworn translation into Spanish must be submitted to the Cuban IP Office within three months from the filing date.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The original of a simply signed Power of Attorney is required. Late filing of a Power of Attorney is possible on condition of payment of an extra fee.

  • Opposition period

Any third party has the right to file an opposition within sixty days after the publication of the application.

  • Substantive examination request

Substantive examination is automatically carried out after the expiration of the opposition period. No additional request needs to be filed.

  • Grace period

Cuban IP legislation stipulates a novelty grace period for inventions that were disclosed at an official or officially recognised international exhibition.

  • Assignment Deed

If an application is filed by a person other than the inventor, an original Assignment Deed between the inventor and the applicant or its notarized copy should be submitted at the time of filing. The inventor(s) has a right to be mentioned as such and their name(s) must be included in all publications. 

  • Grant and maintenance fees

Grant fees are to be paid within thirty days from issuance of the Notice of Allowance. A patent in Cuba is valid for twenty years as of the filing date. Annual maintenance fees are payable starting from the third year of the validity term. The due date is the filing date anniversary. Late payment is possible within a six-month grace period after the due date.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign patent applicants, it is necessary to perform patent prosecution through an agent, a registered Cuban patent attorney, for representation before the Cuban IP Office.

  •  Notes

1. Online Search Databases: Cuban National Patents, LATIPAT.
2. It is possible to protect an invention in Cuba as a utility model. Utility models in Cuba are subject to both formal and substantive examination; validity term constitutes 10 years as of the filing date.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by CLAIM S.A on 04.02.2020
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Cuban IP Laws