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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Patricia Covarrubia

Argentina: The sun come out tomorrow... and you will have to put extra money at the IPO

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Image result for sun come out tFrom tomorrow onward the Argentina Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industral (INPI) will awake with new (increased) fees. The rise will be implemented in two stages and the second increase will take effect from October 2016.

For example, today to register a word mark cost you $ 760; tomorrow $1000 and in October will be $1200. A trade mark renewal costs $960, tomorrow $1300, and in October $1500. Collective marks remain free of charge.

The rationale behind the increase is intended to “facilitate management aimed at continuous improvement of the quality of its services, the relevant technological adaptation to new national and international parameters, taking into account its interaction with other regional industrial property offices, and the continued recognition of specialized technical level of its staff.”

The full Resolution (and new tariff) can be found here: Resolution 388-E/2016 (in Spanish).

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia