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Intellectual property in Uruguay

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The National Directorate of Industrial Property . Uruguay signed the Paris Convention for the protection of industrial property along with the agreement establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Regional Organisations
Regional property right regulation in the Mercosur agreements framework.
International Membership
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law
Period of validity of 15 years
Trademark law
Period of validity of 10 years
Industrial Design Law
Period of validity of 5 years. Period renewable every 5 years.  
Law Nº 9.739 of December 17th 1937, updated in 2003
Author: All his life

40 years after the author's death for his inheritors

WIPO Copyright Treaty
Industrial Models
Law number 17.164, directing rights and obligations relating to invention patents, utility models, designs and industrial models.
20 years  

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