Inventions can be protected by means of patents, which are filed by the interested parties before the Trademark and Patent Office of the place where they are located; in the case of Colombia, they are filed with the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC).
Before submitting the application for protection of an invention through a patent, the interested party is recommended to consult the state of the art of his invention so that he can identify if it meets the patentability requirements:
- That they be new
- That they have an inventive level
- That they are capable of industrial application.
If the invention that is intended to be protected by patent does not meet the requirements set forth herein, it will be declared unfeasible.