Colombia

Colombia has a GDP of $378 BILLION USD. It has a population of 48,78 million and is known notjust for the series „Narcos“.

The capital is Bogotá. The official language is Spanish. It is the fourth largest economy in Latin America.

Patentable
inventions

The invention must be a product or process that meets three conditions:

  • Novelty
  • Inventive step
  • Industrial application

For better understanding of the patentability requirements, a definition of what is „State of the Art“ is required and we offer you a search of the relevant documents.

What kind of inventions
are not patentable?
  • Discoveries,
  • living beings and all existing as found in nature,
  • scientific theories,
  • mathematical methods,
  • therapeutic methods,
  • surgical-, financial or business methods,
  • the use of existing products (proprietary or not),
  • works such as artistic work,
  • literary work,
  • scientific work,
  • or computer programs as such.
What does it cost to
patent an invention?
  • Patent application filing fee online: $ 64,000; printed: $ 80,000
  • Fee for additional claims (From the eleventh claim.)
  • Fee for the examination of patentability

Term of protection for patents
20 years from filing date.

Term of protection for utility models
10 years from filing date.