Dialogues between the EPO and Montenegro to enter the EPC as a contracting state started in 2007. Now, the long-standing cooperation resulted in Montenegro entering the European Patent Convention as of 1 October 2022.
INAPI has provided users with two documents updating information on patent, utility models and designs guidelines, bearing into account the recent entry into force of Law 21.355 that modified the industrial property system in Chile.
When a patented invention was already in use by another operator of the market, patentability principles such as novelty and disclosure come into play to determine the prior users right to continue their commercial activities and even the validity of the later patent application.
PFC, set up in 1995 by the Department of Science & Technology as a unit of TIFAC, has been at the forefront in creating awareness about intellectual property rights (IPR) in the country. The activities of the center encompass assisting educational institutions in protecting their inventive work, spreading IPR culture to the state level, evolving policies at the national level, providing technical input to the government on IPR related issues, and interacting with other science departments.
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