DESIGNS

ARGENTINA

GDP: $537,7 BILLION
IMPORTS: $71.3 BILLION
POPULATION: 42,98 MILLION
TOTAL AREA: 2,780,400 Km2
CURRENCY: PESO ($) (ARS)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: SPANISH
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WIPO-administered Treaties:

Contracting Party of the Paris Convention: YES
Contracting Party of the Hague System: NO

Applicable Law:

Decree-Law No 6673/63 on Industrial Designs and Models

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

6 months

Multiple design applications -one application for different embodiments- available:

No. One single application may include up to 50 views or forms of realization, as long as there is homogeinity and all the 50 views refer to the same product and the claimed ornamental features are present in all the embodiments.

Formal filing requirements:

Identification of the applicant. Description. Drawings; Priority document, when applicable. Power of Attorney.

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

No publication takes place

Registration Proceeding Outline:

Filing. Formal examination. Decision.

Opposition:

No. A registration may only be cancelled when made by a person other than its author or contrary to the applicable Decree.

Average time from filing to grant:

1 or 2 weeks

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

5 years of protection from the filing date, renewable for 2 additional terms of 5 years each: total protection for 15 years. No maintenance fees are applicable; only renewal fees upon renewal.

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