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Changes to the Patent Law in Uruguay

By Susana del Cerro, Pittaluga Abogados - 30/10/2020
Changes to the Patent Law in Uruguay

A bill was presented in September in Uruguay which includes the amendment to article 99 of Patent Law Nº17,164, in force since 1999.

The aforementioned article 99 currently states that the owner of a patent may start legal actions against whoever performs acts that infringe its rights. The amendment included in the bill establishes that the owner of a patent also can claim compensation for “those acts carried out between the publication of the application and the granting of the patent”. When the right belongs to several holders, any of them may initiate those legal actions.

The bill is currently under study by the Congress for its approval.

By Susana del Cerro, Pittaluga Abogados - 30/10/2020
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Pittaluga Abogados, has initiated its professional practice 20 years ago, as an Intellectual Property Law Firm.

After some years providing a specialized and top level service for foreign clients, many of them among the world premier companies, Pittaluga Abogados obtained a recognized international prestige in said field, which convert it into one of the leaders Intellectual Property Law Firms in Uruguay.

Thus, today in P&A we take pride in emphasizing that our goal has always been and will continue being, to keep a personal relationship with our clients, considering at all times the priorities of our clients as our own, with the belief that each one of them is unique and irreplaceable.