Intellectual Property Rights Toolkit for Paraguay
- Overview of IPR Situation in Paraguay (IIPA) (PDF 64kb)
Registration of a trademark grants the owner not only the right of its exclusive use in all the territory of the Republic of Paraguay but also the right to distinguish the products or services from similar ones existent in all the country. more
To obtain patent protection, an invention should comply with two requirements: it must have a practical use and a novelty element; that is to say, any new characteristic in its technical aspects that is not known in the existing body of knowledge, this is called “technical status”. The invention must provide an inventive step that may not be deducted by a person with a standard knowledge of technical scope. more
Industry Specific Issues
In Paraguay a design or industrial model should be registered to be protected by the rights that govern them. As a general rule, to be able to be registered, the design or model must be “new” or “original”. In general, “new” means that there is not knowledge that there has previously existed an identical or very similar design or model. more
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