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Propietat intel·lectual a Puerto Rico

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Puerto Rico Secretary of State, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Copyright Office.
Regional Organisations
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
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
United States Code Title 35, Patents
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
United States Code Title 15 Chapter 22, Trademarks
Trademarks can be registered for a renewable period of 10 years, beginning with the date of registration. Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
2009 Trademarks law of Puerto Rico
Protection lasts as long as the design remains distinct in the minds of consumers and as long as it is used in trade.  
United States Code Title 17, Copyrights
Protection lasts for the lifetime of the author plus 70 years after his death. For anonymous, pseudonymous, or commissioned works, these are protected for 95 years from the date of publication or 120 years from the year of creation, whichever is the shortest. Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
United States Code Title 35 Part V, The Hague Agreement concerning International registration of industrial designs
14 years  

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