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, as amended by Law 27.444/18, Resolution 250/18, Resolution 252/18 and Decree 353/2019

Grace period for filing applications, from disclosure:

6 months

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

Multiple designs are allowed. Up to 20 designs provided that must fall under the same Locarno Classification.

Formal filing requirements:

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

Locarno classification:

Yes

Deferred publication:

No publication takes place (though pending regulation).

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:

From 1 week to a maximum 3 months if priority is claimed (will depend on meeting the applicable deadlines (i.e., filing of POA, priority document + translation, answering to office action).

Term of Protection and Maintenance:

10 years (plus 2 renewal terms of 5 years each).

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