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Colombian PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

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

  • Deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Colombia

The time limit for entering the Colombian national phase of a PCT application is 31 months from the priority date. This deadline can be restored as follows: (i) a two-month term after the factors which prevented the applicant from filing the national phase application have ceased, or (ii) a twelve-month term after the elapsing of the 31-month term for national phase entry, in order to request the restoration of the priority rights.

  • Minimum filing requirements in Colombia

- Proof of payment of the filing fee;
- international application materials.

  • Language of the Colombian patent application

If the international application was filed in the English language (or other), for entering into the Colombian PCT national phase it is required to file a Spanish translation within 31 months from the priority date. Such translation shall contain at least patent claims, description, drawings (if any) and abstract. If the applicant has made amendments to the claims as a result of the International Search Report (ISR), the translation must contain both originally filed and amended claims. 

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Power of Attorney must be submitted within 31 months from the priority date, and if not, it may be furnished within two months from receiving the corresponding request from the Office. Legalisation is not required for patent registration actions in Colombia; however, for nullity actions a new, duly legalised and notarized, POA would be required.

  • Assignment Deed

If the applicant is not the inventor it is necessary to provide the copy of the Assignment Deed; legalisation is not required. It may be provided within two months from the date of the Colombian national phase entry (extendable for two more months).

  • Substantive examination request

The request for substantive examination on Colombian patent application based on PCT 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 office within 12 months before the international filing date or, if priority is claimed, before the priority date, it must not disprove the novelty of a Colombian national phase 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 International Application was filed.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

Foreigners must perform the PCT national phase in Colombia through a Colombian patent attorney at law.

  •  Note

Online Database for Colombian Patent Search.

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