The region of Andalusia
offers numerous business opportunities for investors who want to start a company in Spain
. At a national level, Andalusia
leads for patent registrations
, which increased by 14.5% compared to the previous year. In order to register a patent in Spain
, the inventors
or the legal entities interested in protecting intellectual property
will need to apply at the competent authorities and our team of Spanish lawyers
can offer legal assistance on this matter.
Andalusia, top destination for inventors
At the level of 2016, 506 new patents were registered in Andalusia, as stated by the Oficina Espanola de Patentes Y Marcas (Spanish Office for Patents and Trademarks). This represents an increase of 14.5%, which situates Andalusia above the national average in this field.
The other top regions for patent registations were the following:
• Madrid - 457 patents;
• Catalonia - 453 patents.
In 2016, the patent registrations were completed by the following types of entities:
• private individuals - 331 patents;
• universities - 97 patents;
• public institutions - 22 patents.
When applying for a patent in Spain
, it is important to know that both natural persons and legal entities
can receive assistance from the Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia
At the same time, businessmen and natural persons should know that they can benefit from professional assistance from our team of lawyers in Spain
, who can offer advice on the legislation applicable for patents and trademarks
Register a patent in Spain
In order to register a patent in Spain, the inventors will need to apply at the Oficina Espanola de Patentes Y Marcas. The application will contain an application form, the description of the Spanish patent, alongside with the drawings of the patent, as well as the confirmation on the payment of the registration fee.
It is important to know that the documents must be translated in Spanish, as the local office can receive only documents written in the official language.