HomeIP-GuideChile General informationInvention (PCT National Phase) Chile
  • International Country Code:

    CL
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT -03:00
  • Currency:

    Chilean Peso (CLP)

Chilean PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with Chilean PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Chile

The term for entering the Chilean national stage of a PCT application is 30 months from the priority date. Restoration of this deadline is not possible. 

  • Language of the Chilean patent application

The official language of the Chilean patent application is Spanish. If the international application was filed in any other foreign language Spanish translation must be submitted within 30 days from the Chilean PCT national phase entry.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The original Power of Attorney must be submitted. It may be provided later, within 60 days from entering the Chilean PCT national phase.

  • Assignment Deed

If the inventor is not the applicant, the notarized Assignment Deed must be provided within 30 days from entering the Chilean PCT national phase.

  • Substantive examination request

Examination of Chilean patent application must be requested within 60 days from the expiration of the time limit for the opposition that constitutes 45 days from the publication of application.

  • Grace period

Disclosure made within six months before the filing of the application shall not be considered for the purpose of determining the novelty of the invention when it results directly or indirectly from:
- practical tests and construction of mechanisms or apparatuses needed by an applicant in the process of preparing an invention;
- exhibition of the invention presented by the applicant or the inventor in official or officially recognised exhibitions
;
- abusive and unfair practices suffered by the applicant or the inventor.

  • Grant fee

The official grant fee for Chilean patent should be paid within 60 days from issuing the notice of allowance.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreigners it is necessary to appoint an agent, a registered in Chile patent attorney, to perform of entering the Chilean national phase of a PCT application.

  •  Note

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Brief summary is based on the information provided by Aguayo, Ecclefield & Martinez on 03.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Chilean IP Laws

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