PCT Patent Cooperation Treaty


Patent Titles in National phase

“PCT” stands for “Patent Cooperation Treaty”. It is a multilateral treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO/WIPO)

The PCT allows you to seek protection by a patent for an invention in many countries at the same time by filing an “International” patent application.

This filing can be made by the nationals or residents of the Contracting States of the PCT.

Although Argentina is not a PCT Member, GATTI has proven experience to design strategies tailor-made to Argentine applicants so that they can also enjoy the benefits of this Treaty.

The PCT system, is a system of presentation of applications for patents, NOT a system of “granting” patents, because that does not have the grant of international patents, task and responsibility which compete exclusively to the National Industrial property offices where protection is requested.

There is not a “PCT patent”.

PCT certificate

PCT certificate

The PCT system provides for an international phase, including:

  • The presentation of the international application (request).
  • The international search (technology review patent + written opinion).
  • The international publication, the international preliminary examination and supplementary international search.
  • A national phase before designated offices.
  • The decision of granting is exclusively taken by the Patent national or regional offices in the national phase.


The main objectives of the PCT are:

  • Simplify the simultaneous presentations.
  • Make the procedure more effective and economic.

Presentation and procedure times and requirements

New solutions to GLOBAL CHALLENGES

We stand out at National and International level as regards the global protection of Trademarks, Patents and Intellectual Property.
Our main task in the global protection is to safeguard the rights of Industrial Property simplifying all registration processes in different countries.

The protection of plant varieties, also known as a system of law of the plant breeder is a form of intellectual property "sui-generis" which aims to give the breeder of a plant variety an exclusive right to exploit its creation. The breeder is the person who has created or discovered and developed a plant variety.

The trade dress is made up of the set of distinctive signs constituting a trade and that characterize it.
For example, decoration or commercial image, the shapes of the buildings and even the uniforms used.

The registration of software and intellectual property protection of computer programs in its source and object versions, are protected by the Law 11.723 of Intellectual Property, which states that computer programs are considered literary works, scientific or artistic in terms of the law.

The Patent Cooperation Treaty PCT can seek protection by patent for an invention in many countries at the same time by filing an “international” patent application. It can be submitted by nationals or residents of the Contracting States of the PCT. Applicants are able to protect their invention worldwide in 148 countries.

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