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THE COLOMBIAN TRADEMARK AND PATENT OFFICE RENEWED ITS QUERY AND ONLINE FILING SYSTEM

The Colombian Trademark and Patent Office implemented a new technology platform that will serve both for trademark and patent applications and procedures. In implementing this new platform there will be modifications in other aspect such as fees, consultation and filing.

  

The Colombian Trademark and Patent Office implemented a new technology platform that will serve both for trademark and patent applications and procedures. The new management system is a modern industrial property module that serves for consultation and filing. As for trademarks, the new application includes new search options, which include the ability to perform an official search using an image.

This new system reinforces the Colombian Trademark and Patent Office’s purpose of reducing the filing of briefs physically by using modern software which incidentally helps reduce the costs of each of the procedures. Consequently, some of the industrial property fees have dropped in price while it being still generally less expensive to file online than physically.