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INPI Resolution P-264 of December 16, 2003, allowing the Exchangeability of the Chronological Order of Substantive Examination of Patent Applications, Argentina

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Details Details Year of Version 2003 Dates Entry into force: January 6, 2004 Adopted: December 16, 2003 Type of Text Implementing Rules/Regulations Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), IP Regulatory Body Notes Article 2 of the Civil Code stipulates: “Laws shall not be binding until after their publication, and as of the stated day. If no day is stated, they shall become binding eight days after their publication.”
This Resolution was published in the Official Gazette on December 29, 2003 (B.O. 29/12/03), with no specific date of entry into force; based on Article 2 of the Civil Code it entered into force eight days after its publication.

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Main text(s) Main text(s) English INPI Resolution P-264 of December 16, 2003, allowing the Exchangeability of the Chronological Order of Substantive Examination of Patent Applications         Spanish INPI Resolución P-264 del INPI de 16 de diciembre de 2003 que permite el Intercambio del Orden Cronológico de Estudio de Examen de Fondo de Solicitudes de Patentes de Invención        

National Institute of Industrial Property

(English version*)


CONSIDERING File N° 253.‐62217/03 of the Registry of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (INPI) ‐ a self‐governing body that operates as part of the SECRETARIAT FOR INDUSTRY, TRADE AND SMALL AND MEDIUM‐SIZED ENTERPRISES within the MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND PRODUCTION ‐ Law N° 24.481 (amended 1996) on Patents and Utility Models and its Regulations contained in Annex ll of Decree No. 260 of March 20, 1996, the Law on Administrative Procedures No. 19.549 and its Regulatory Decree No. 1759/72 (amended 1991) and Decree No. 722 of July 3, 1996, and


That Decree No. 722 of July 3, 1996 states in Article 1 that, in the sphere of centralized and decentralized public administration, the only applicable procedures shall be those established by the National Law on Administrative Procedures No. 19.549 and the Regulations on Administrative Procedures, approved by Decree No. 1759/72 (amended 1991).

That Article 3 of Decree No. 722/96 provides that, from its entry into force onwards, any provision that establishes special administrative procedures shall contain explicit grounds for the legal imperative to depart from the procedures established by the National Law on Administrative Procedures and its Regulations.

That Decree No. 722/96 provides an exhaustive list of the special rules that remain in force, which do not include the rules on patents.

That it should be added that Law No. 24.481 (amended 1996) was issued prior to Decree No. 722/96, which could have been provided for in that Decree.

That the National Law on Administrative Procedures should be understood to be subsidiarily applicable, provided that it does not affect the substantive rules referred to or applied by special technical regimes such as the one governing patents.

That Article 5 of Decree No. 1759/72 (amended 1991) provides that: ......The competent body shall lead the procedure by: (a) processing the files in order and making decisions on them as they become ready to be decided upon. It shall only be possible to change the order of processing and decision‐making by means of a resolution containing an explanation ...",

* Courtesy translation provided by WIPO.

That the same natural person or legal entity very often submits several patent applications, and that the applicant frequently has a great interest in a prompt decision concerning one or more of these applications over the others.

That it comes under the authority of the National Patent Administration to decide on applications for patents and utility models.

That the order in which the substantive examinations of patent applications are studied depends upon the date of payment of the corresponding fee.

That nothing prevents the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (INPI) from implementing a mechanism under which the person filing several patent applications may request the National Patent Administration to change the chronological order in which the substantive examinations of applications are studied, while arranging appropriate publicity for the said procedure.

That by means of this temporary mechanism, the applicant may request the above‐mentioned change, provided that the applications for which the order of consideration is to be changed: belong to the same subclass – according to the International Patent Classification from the Strasbourg Agreement ‐; have been published; and that the relevant fee for the substantive examination has been paid.

That the request to change the chronological order in which applications are considered must be made by the applicant or his/her legal representative or agent.

That the applicant shall comply with all the requirements laid down in the present resolution in terms of form and time as an essential requirement of changing the chronological order of examination.

That the National Patent Administration and the Legal Affairs Department have duly intervened.

That this Resolution is issued in exercise of the authority granted by the legal rules in force.





ARTICLE 1 ‐ The applicant filing several patent applications may request a change in the chronological order of consideration of the substantive examinations of his/her patent applications, which should belong to ONE (1) and the same subclass, based on the date of payment of the substantive examination fees:

ARTICLE 2 – It is an essential condition of the provisions of Article 1 that applications for which the chronological order of consideration of the substantive examinations is intended to be changed belong to the same subclass according to the Strasbourg Agreement on the International Patent Classification. This includes only those applications that have been published and for which the fee corresponding to the substantive examination has been paid, at the time when the present resolution is published,

ARTICLE 3 – From the day following the publication of this resolution in the Official Journal, patent applicants that are covered by the situation provided for in Article 1 are called upon to formulate their presentations in the form and time established below.

ARTICLE 4 – Within SIXTY (60) consecutive days of the publication referred to in Article 3, interested parties may submit their requests in writing to INPI using the form attached hereto.

ARTICLE 5 – Only patent applicants or their representatives shall be authorized to request a change in the above‐mentioned order of consideration, and the request must be accompanied by an office copy of the power of attorney with the explicit indication that it is a faithful copy of the original, currently valid and a sworn statement.

ARTICLE 6 – For each request, the legal capacity of the applicant shall be certified and an address for service provided for all the relevant purposes.

ARTICLE 7 – It shall be necessary to submit ONE (1) form per request, and each request may not contain more than ONE (1) change request. The applicant shall mention the numbers of the TWO (2) requests for which he/she wishes to change the order of consideration of the substantive examination. For each request, ONE (1) INPI administrative file shall be opened to contain all requests.

ARTICLE 8 – Requests for change that do not satisfy all the requirements mentioned in the preceding articles shall be rejected in limine.

ARTICLE 9 – If the applicant satisfies all the requirements in form and time, the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (INPI) shall issue a resolution that cannot be subject to appeal, approving what was requested, ordering that the payment date of the substantive examination be changed in the database of the National Patent Administration, leaving a

record of the aforementioned change in the said database, and attaching a copy thereof to the files affected by the change of date.

ARTICLE 10 – The final result of the request in question shall be published in the Journal of Trademarks and Patents and the Official Journal.

ARTICLE 11 – Requests for the rapid dispatch of files for which the cited change is required shall be suspended from the time when the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY publishes the call mentioned in Article 3 until the results of the requested changes are communicated.

ARTICLE 12 – For recordal, communication and publication in the Journal of Trademarks and Patents, on the website of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY (INPI), to be given to the National Department of Official Records for publication in the Official Journal, and a copy displayed on the notice board and archived.







INPI File Ref. No. 253‐66217/03

Application No.


Date of publication

Journal No.

Payment date of substantive examination

IPC subclass

The date of payment of the substantive examination is requested to be changed as follows:

Application No.


Date of publication

Journal No.

Payment date of substantive examination

IPC subclass

Attached is an office copy of the power of attorney, and I swear that it is a faithful copy of the original, currently valid, and that I am authorized to carry out this procedure.

Address for service:

BUENOS AIRES, (day) (month) (year)

Signature of representative: Print name:


~UENOS AIRES, 16 Die 2003

VISTO el Expediente N° 253.-62217/03 del Registro del INSTITUTO


funciona en el ámbito de la SECRETARIA DE INDUSTRIA, COMERCIO y DE LA


PRODUCCION, la Ley de Patentes de Invención y Modelos 'de Utilidad N° 24 .481

(Lo. 1996) y su Reglamento Anexo 11 del Decreto N° 260 de !fecha 20 de marzo de

1996, la Ley de Proced imientos Administrativos N° 19.549 Y su Decreto

'Reglamentario N° 1759/72 T.O. 1991 y el Decreto N° 722 be fecha 3 de julio de



Que el Decreto N° 722 del 3 d@ iulio de 1996 estalJlece en su Articulo 1"

que en el ámbito de la administración pública centralizada y descentralizada serán

de aplicación únicamente los procedimientos establecidos por la Ley Nacional de

Procedimientos Administrativos N° 19.54' Y por el Reglamanto de Procedimientos

Administrativos, aprobado por el Decreto N° 1759/72 T .O. 1!)91.

Que el Articulo 3° del Decreto N° 722/96 dispone que a partir de su

entraca en vigencia. cualquier dispesición que estaolezca procedimientos

administrativos especiales deberá contener expresa fundamentación de la necesidad

/' jurldica imprescindible de apartarse de los procedimientos estabtecldos por la Ley



Nacional de Procedimientos Administrativds y por su Reglamento.

Que el Decreto N° 722/96 hace una enumeraci6n taxat lva de los

reglmenes especlales que continuan vige,)tes. entre los cuales no sa encuentra la

normativa relativa a las patentes de invenCl6n .

Que a ella corresponda agreger que la Ley N' 24.481 (t.o. 1996) fue

dletede-_con anterioridad al Decreta N° 722V96, con 10 cual podria haber sido prevista

por este ultimo.

QUB , debe entenderse que la Ley Nadonal de Procedimienlos

AdmlnistrativQS as aplicable en forma suplt!toria en cuanto ello no atecte las normes

de fondo a las que se refieren 0 apliquen los reglmenes (:tspecialmente tecnicos

como el de patentes,

Que el Oecrelo N' 1759172 (\.0 . 1991) en su Articulo 5' dispone que: •...EI

6rgano competente dirigira et procedimientb procurando: a) Tramltar los expedientes

segun 5U orden y deddirlos a medlda que vayan quedando en'8stado de resolver. La

alterac16n del orden de tramltaci6n y decisi6n s610 podra disronerse por resolucl6n

fundada.. : .

Que es muy frecuente que una misma persona flsSca 0 jurldica presente

varies solicitudes de patentes, y que en muchas ocasiones ~ titulsr de las mismas,

tanga mayor intares an Is pronta resoluci6n de alguna 0 aigunas de sus solicitudes

trente a lB. reslanlas.

Que es competencis de Is Admlnlstraci6n Naclonai de Patentes, la

resoluci6n de solicitudes de patentes de in'f'enci6n y modelos die uUlidad.


Que el orden de estudio de examen de fondo de las solicitudes de

patentes de invención está supeditado a la fecha de pago del arancel



iNDUSTRIAL (INPI) implemente un mecanismo en virtud del cual el titular de varias

solicitudes de patente de invención, pueda. requerir a la Administración Nacional de

Patentes el intercambio del orden cronoléqico de estudio del examen de fondo de

sus solicitudes, dándose a dicho trámite la correspondiente publicidad .

Que mediante este mecanismo transitorio, el titular podrá requerir el

.intercambio mencionado, a condición que las solicitudes entre las cuales pretende

intercambiar su estudio: pertenezcan a la misma subclase - de acuerdo a la

Clasificación Internacional de Patentes para el Arreglo de Estrasburgo- ; hayan sido

publicadas ; y hayan abonado la tasa correspondiente al examen de fondo.

Que la petición a modificar el orden cronológico de estudio de las

solicitudes, debe ser realizada por ellilulatde las mismas, su representante legal o

apoderado .

Que será requisito indispensable para que proceda la modificación del

orden cronolóqlco de estudio que el peticionante cumpla eh tiempo y forma con

todos los requisitos establecidos en la presente resolución.

Que la Administración Nacional de Patentes y la · Dirección de Asuntos

t.eqales ha tomado debida intervención.

Que la presente se dicta en LISO de las atrlbucl ónes conferidas por la

nonnativa legal vlgente.

Par elio,




ARTICULO 1·.· EI titular de varias solicitudes de patent6s de invenci6n podra

reQue"r el Intercamblo del orden cronal6gi~ de estudio de examsn de fonda de sus

solicitudes de patentes de invencl6n, perteneclentes a UNA (1) misma subclase

tamando como base la fecha de pago de la tasas de examen de fondo.

ARTIC'JLO 2' ,- Es condlcl6n indi.pensa~le para acceder a 10 .stablecido en el

Articulo 1- , que las solicitudes entre las ~ua les se pretenda intercambiar el orden

cronol~gico de eSludio de examen de forJ1 o, pertenezcan a ·'a misma sUbclase de

acuerdoJ al Arreglo de Estrasburgo para I. Claslf lcaci6n Inte~nacional de Patentes. Quedan incluidas exclusivamente aquella~ solicitudes que haya" sido publicadas y

tengan abonado el arancel correspondien~ al examen de fonda. al momenta de la

publicaci6n de la presente resoluciOn.

ARTIcULO 3' ,- Llamese, a partir del dla siguienle de hi publicaci6n de esla

resoluci6n en 91 Boletln Oficia1. a los titulares de solicitudes de patentes de invend6n

que SE' encuentren comprendidos en la$ situacl6n prevista en el ArtiCUlo l ' a

fonnulClr sus presentaciones en el tiempo ytorma que a continllaci6n S6 establece.

ARTICULO 4°,- Dentro de los SESENTA InO) dlas corridos , contados a partir de la


publicaci6n estableclda en al Articulo 3D , 106 interesados podran hacer sus peticiones

por esc:rito ante eIINPI. en el formulario que como Anexo integra ia.presente.

ARTIC'JLO 5'" S610 los Illulares de las ~ollclludes de pate~tes 0 sus apoderados

estartm facultados para requerir el intereambio en el refeliCla orden de estudio,

deblimdose acompaFlar con el pedido, lcapia simple del poder con la expresa

Indicacl6n del que al mlsmo as capis fiel de sU original y qu, sa encuentra vigente

con carticter de declaracl6n jurada .

ARTlC 'JLO 6°.- Por cada pedldo, debertl IIcreditarse la personeria del peticionante ,

y denunciarse un domicil lo legal a todos los efectos correspondientes.

ARTICULO 7"' ,- Ser~ necesario presentar! UN (1) formularia por cada pelici6n, no

pudiendo esla ultima cont.ner m~s de UN (1) pedido de int~rcambio, EI requirente

debertl mencionar el numam de las DOS (2) solicitudes en due des9a intercambiar

el ordfln de esludlo de examen de fomto. Por cada lIamado S8 abrir' UN (n

expedll3nte admlnistratlvo INPI que contendr~ la totalidad de las peticiones.

ARTICULO 8",· Las solicitudes de interu>mbio que no cLlmplan can todos 108

requisllos mencionados en los artlculos precedentes se rechaiaran in limine",M

ARTIC'JLO g" ,. Si .1 sollcitante cumplier. en liempo y forma todos los requisltos


una re'30luci6n , que tendr~ caracter de irrecurrible, haciendO lugar a 10 solicitado,

ordenando se intercambie la fecha de pag!) de examen de fondo en la base datos de

la Adminsitraci6n Nacional de Palenles, Sa deje constancia del mencionado cambia

en dicha base de datos, y se adjunte copi ~ de la misma a los+expedientes afectados

par el c;ambia cronal6gica.

ARTICULO 10.- EI resullado final deillamado en cuasli6n debera sar publicado en

el Boletln de Marcas y Patentes y en el Boletin Oficial.

ARTICULO 11 .- Los pedidos da pronto cespacho de los expediente. en que se

requiera el intercambio citado, quedartm suspendidos desde el momenta en que e!


mencic1nado en el Articulo 3" y hasta que comunlque los resultados de las

modificaciones solicitadas.

ARTICULO 12.- Reglstrese , comunlques~. publlquese en el Boletln de Marcas y

Patenb>s, en la psgina electrOnica del INSTITUTO NACIONAl DE LA PROPIEDAD

INDUSTRIAL (INPI), dese a la Direcci6~ Necion.1 del Reglstro Oficial pare su

pUblicaci6n en el Boletln Oficial, col6oiJese copia en el tablero informativo y

arch IVElse .





Ref. F.xpte IN PI N° 253166217/03

Solicitud N° .. ......................................... ...................... ....................................................................................

.Titular/e& " .

Fccha de Publicación ..

BoletlnN° ..

Fecha de pago de Examen dc Fondo ..

Subclase según C.I.P .

Se solicita intercambiar el orden de la fecha de pago dc cxamqn dc fondo por :

SolicitudN" , .

Titular/es , ..

Fecha de Publicación .

Boletín N· · ·..··..· .

Fecha de pago de Examcn dc Fondo ..

Subclase según C.J.P · ·..• · ..

Se adjunta copia s imple de Poder . que declaro bajo jurumcntp que es copia fiel de su original. que se

encuentra vigente y que me faculta para realizar cste tramite .

Domicilio Legal., · ..


Firma Apoderado Aclnracjón .

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