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How long does industrial design apply in Chile and Mercosur countries?

How long does industrial design apply in Chile and Mercosur countries?

In Argentina, this protection has a duration of 5 years from the date of filing and can be extended for another two consecutive periods of the same duration, at the request of the holder.

In Brazil, this protection has a duration of 10 years from the date of registration, renewable for 3 additional five-year periods, totalling 25 years.

In Chile the duration of the industrial design patent is 10 years from the application date .

In Paraguay, the protection after the registration shall last for 5 years from the application date, and can be extended for another two consecutive periods of the same duration.

In Uruguay, the period of protection of the industrial design patent lasts 10 years from the application date.

In Venezuela, patents of invention, innovation patents or industrial design are issued for 5 or 10 years, depending on the applicant’s wishes. Introduction patents are issued for a period of only 5 years.

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