What requirements must be followed to protect an invention?
To protect an invention, certain requirements must be followed to meet patentability standards. Here are some of the key requirements:
- Novelty: The invention must be new, which means that it must not have been publicly disclosed before filing the patent application. This includes any form of disclosure, such as publications, conference presentations, or public sales, among others.
- Inventive step: The invention must be non-obvious, which means that it must imply a significant improvement or advance compared to what already exists in the field of related technology. Patents will not be granted for obvious inventions.
- Utility: The invention must be useful, that is, it must have a practical function and be capable of being used or manufactured in some way.
- Adequate description: An adequate and complete description of your invention must be provided in the patent application, including all the necessary details so that someone skilled in the field can understand and reproduce the invention.
- Drawings or images: If necessary, include clear drawings, images or diagrams that help to better understand your invention and how it works.
It is important to note that these are just some of the basic and general requirements to meet patentability standards. Each case is unique and there may be additional requirements or specific considerations depending on the type of invention and the technological field. For further advice on this issue, contact us.
In summary, to protect a trademark in Latin America from China, it is important to first register the trademark in China, research availability in Latin America, register the trademark in each destination country, monitor its use, and retain an intellectual property attorney in case of legal problems.