At J. LAHIDALGA we are registered Patent Agents in the Spanish Patent Office since 1955, we have the expertise and means to handle all type of patent portfolios.

On April 1st 2017 a new Patent Law entered into force in Spain. The new law aims to raise patent quality in Spain and changes the provisions for patent eligibility, patent prosecution, patent litigation and even for what constitutes prior art.

Right holders with an interest in Spain are well advised to take note of these changes and consider adapting their filing, prosecution and litigation strategies.

Invention patents, utility models and supplementary protection certificates for the protection of medicines and phytosanitary products, which are requested as from 1 April 2017, shall be regulated by the provisions of Patent Act 24/2015, of 24 July.

For those titles requested prior to 1 April 2017, Patent Act 11/86 will continue to apply.

 

OVERALL PROCEDURE:

Application

Search Report

Formal examination

Publication

Granting