LAURITSEN & ASOCIADOS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQ’s
WHAT IS A TRADEMARK?
It is a name, a logo o any kind of sign used to differentiate a product or service from
another. There are three types of trademarks: a) Nominatives: they protect just a
name, b) figuratives: they protect just graphics symbols, drawings and logos,
c) mixed: they protect names and symbols.
WHY DO I HAVE TO REGISTER MY TRADEMARK?
Due to three reasons: to have a document or a title to show the ownership, to
notify or sue anybody who uses your trademark, and to defend yourself if your
rights are questioned. A trademark is exclusively yours and is one of the most
important intangible asset of a company.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF HIRING LAURITSEN & ASOCIADOS?
with a 20 years working in the field. Due to the volume of work done the firm
possesses an unparalleled experience and on-going training in the INPI standards,
thus avoiding delay due to lack of knowledge. Moreover, we take your trademark
on custody which means that we will keep you informed when other similar
trademarks are intended to be registered, in order to prevent that to happen.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY INVENTION?
Depending on the nature of the invention, there are three ways to protect it:
a) industrial model: only the ornamental or aesthetic nature is protected, b)
practical utility model: a new way or procedure that fulfills a specific function is protected, c) invention patent: a solution to a technical problem is protected. It is a formula, a machine, a procedure, etc.
i AM FROM THE INTERIOR OF THE COUNTRY, HOW CAN I REGISTER MY TRADEMARK OR INVENTION?
Lauritsen & Asociados has branches in different parts of the country, we can also contact you by e-mail and the registration procedure can be done without coming to Buenos aires. Lauritsen & Asociados send the papers for you to sign. .
IS THE REGISTRATION OF A TRADEMARK, A PRACTICAL UTILITY MODEL OR A PATENT DONE AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL?
No. It has a national validity. However, we can do the registration in any other country you need.
HOW IS THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
It is similar to the argentinian one, with the same requirements. The cost depends on the country and the validity is always at a national level except for the European Union and the African States Organization which have a standard procedure
HOW ARE THE TERMS OF PAYMENT?
We have different alternatives according to your needs. You can pay for our services with credit card (Amex, Visa or Mastercard), by cheque, or bank transfer.
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