Tips on filing national phase PCT applications

03-10-2016

Gino Piaggio

Before filing a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application into the national phase in Peru, it is important to know that Peruvian patent law grants patents only for goods or processes, but not their uses. According to article 14 of Decision No. 486 of the Andean Community, which governs the law in Peru: “Patents shall be granted for inventions, whether goods or processes, if they are new, involve an inventive step and are industrially applicable.”


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