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News article13 May 2022

New IP Law comes into force in Chile

Latin America

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