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News article20 September 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

Uruguay to become a member of PCT at the end of 2023?

The project by which Uruguay enters the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has been approved. It is expected that Uruguay will become a contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty by the end of 2023. 

Once Uruguay enters the PCT, all countries in Latin America will be a member, except Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Venezuela.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions. By filing one international patent application under the PCT, applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a large number of countries.



Publication date
20 September 2023
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency