Monday, 15 February 2010

Argentina, TRIPS compliance and patents

Writing in International Law Office ("The TRIPs Agreement and aspects of patent prosecution in Argentina"), Carlos O Mitelman and Daniel R Zuccherino (Obligado & Cia) review various aspects of Argentine patent practice in the wake of that country's commitment to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs).

This article considers, among other things, the steps taken by the National Institute for Intellectual Property (INPI) to resolve the country's chronic backlog of unexamined patent applications; the authors mention that there have been some legislative initiatives towards the protection of pending patent applications but that these Bills, submitted to Congress, have not been considered.

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