In Chile, a new IP Law has entered into force as of 9 May 2022. This new Law modifies the previous one from 1991, providing a transformation within the IP landscape in Chile with benefits to users.
Among the changes, these are the most crucial ones for EU SMEs:
- The incorporation of provisional patents
- A new definition of trade mark, excluding the graphic representation requirement (non-traditional TMs are introduced)
- Trade marks will expire in Chile for lack of use
- More efficient registration procedures
To read more (in Spanish), please refer to the INAPI Chile website.
- Publication date
- 13 May 2022