July 09, 2018
To carry out a successful patent process and to ensure the creator of an innovative product that it will be unique in the world, it is necessary to seek legal guidance from a Colombian lawyer, because the invention may not exist in its country of origin, but it may exist in another country and this will stop its international scope. The extensive knowledge of specialists in patent registration will help inventors to understand what all the process is about. Besides, with the professional aid, the patent registration of a new product or the substantial enhancement of an existing product will be done in the right way to protect it and prevent a third party from exploiting it without permission of its owner.
The purpose of this Blog Post is that you learn how to make a patent process not only in the country of origin but abroad so that your product can be exclusively marketed and protected beyond its borders.
What is to Patent?It's not a secret for anyone that the product improvements and innovative solutions are a great source of income for their creators. However, these inventions must go through a registration process to protect them legally and so the owners will have the peace of mind that their earnings are secure. To patent is nothing more than obtaining exclusive rights granted by the State to the author of an invention, improvement, product or technology to be freely commercialized, nationally and internationally with the certainty that a third party will not take their ideas to make them their own, without the owner's permission. International brand consultants can make the patent registration process, national or international, according to the creator's requirements.
Types of PatentWhen a creator wants to process a patent in Colombia, he must take into account that two types of patent are granted in the country: one is a patent for inventions, which protects a product or an innovative procedure; the other is the utility model patent that safeguards the improvements that are made to a tool, instrument, device or mechanism that already exists and that provides a superior operation to the previous one or an additional advantage. If you want to know other important details about patents, such as its importance, what you can patent and the geographic scope of a patent, you can check out our previous post Consultants in Patent and Trademark Registration Explain the Importance of Copyright.
How is The Process to Patent a Product Abroad?First, the owner of the product must seek an expert patent registration lawyer, to guide you and explain to you how the patent registration process in Colombia and abroad is. The system used to make an international patent is called PCT or Patent Cooperation Treaty. Experts in patent will inform you about the steps to follow for the registration to be successful and the most important, for the product to be unique, authentic and that is protected by its creator.
What is the Patent Cooperation Treaty?PCT is a cooperation treaty that helps inventors that search for international protection for their creations. When people make an international patent request, they have the benefit of protecting their products in several countries around the world.
How to Protect an Invention in Foreign Countries?Patents are territorially limited and for the registration to be valid in foreign countries there are different ways to carry out the process:
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