Industrial Models & Designs
The registration of industrial models and designs is governed by Decree Law 6673/63, ratified by Law 16,478 and its regulatory decrees.
Is the ornamental shape of an object or the ornamental combination of drawings and graphic representations which can be applied to a product in order to have a novel and original visual result which can serve as a model for the industrial production.
The term of validity is five years from the date of granting the registration and may be renewed for another two periods of the same duration until completing fifteen years of validity.
It can be done twice for periods of five years each. Renewal must be requested before the six months prior to each five-year deadline begins.
Due to Argentina´s adherence to the Paris Convention, patents may be requested in Argentina with a priority of the foreign order, within 6 months from the date of application abroad.
In the same way, an Argentine individual or legal entity may extend its patent registration to other signatory countries of the Convention within the same period.
Analysis and advice by our technical team of innovation regarding the patentability and the best way to carry out the protection.
Prior background assessment if necessary.
Writing of the models or designs and preparation of the necessary drawings, presentation of the request and all the steps leading to its registration, including analysis and answer of official objections.
Administrative and judicial appeals.
Registration of transfers and licenses.
Control of the terms of validity for its renewal.
The interested party must provide the following information for writing the text and preparing the drawings:
A reproduction of the ornamental form or the ornamental designs that it is desired to protect, emphasizing fundamentally the novel elements on which the privilege is wanted to acquire and that differentiate it from the known until the moment.
Transfer of Industrial Designs
The transfer may be due to a transfer of an individual or legal person to another or by corporate changes or the name of a company.
Requirements for transfer by assignment:
The assignment can be either onerous or free. In the case of the assignment of Industrial Models, it may be subscribed in an assignment form or in a contract drafted for this purpose.
The signature of the assignor must be certified by notary, and if the assignor is a company, the notary must also record that the signer has powers for the act of assignment.
If the parties are domiciled abroad, the assignment can be made on the form for this purpose (see Forms page) with signatures certified by a notary and then legalized by the Argentine Consulate or with Apostilles, as appropriate.
Requirements for the transfer by modification of the name of the company or by other modifications in the proprietary company:
A copy certified by a notary must be accompanied by the documentation that accredits it, and if the documentation corresponds to companies from other countries, it must be legalized by the Argentine Consulate or with Apostilles, as appropriate.
The original registration certificate is needed or in absence, a new official copy will be required.