IAM Patent 1000 2021

Patents are essential business commodities and knowing how to obtain, enforce and monetise them has become mission critical. The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Argentina

Practitioners report that, despite the pandemic, patent activity in Argentina remains steady, with an increase in pharmaceutical and medical device filings compensating for shortfalls in other areas. One ongoing issue of note concerns the Knowledge Economy Law, enacted in 2019, which provides various tax incentives to companies engaged in the...

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Practitioners report that, despite the pandemic, patent activity in Argentina remains steady, with an increase in pharmaceutical and medical device filings compensating for shortfalls in other areas. One ongoing issue of note concerns the Knowledge Economy Law, enacted in 2019, which provides various tax incentives to companies engaged in the knowledge economy. At the start of 2020, this new regime was put on hold by the implementing authority, the Ministry of Production, without explanation; though later in the year, an amendment bill was published which capped the benefits that large entities can receive compared to smaller companies. Argentina’s non-PCT member status is another important topic of discussion and something that international innovators and their legal counsel should be aware of.

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