Cuban PTO releases 2014 Update
The Annual Report 2014, which reviews the main goals achieved during last year, has recently been released by the Cuban PTO (OCPI).
Regarding the Patent Division, the OCPI reports that 407 office actions were issued, 308 of which correspond to substantive examinations, a 14 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, 61 thematic patent searches were carried out and 443 final resolutions related to inventions, utility models and industrial designs were issued.
Concerning trademarks,during 2014 the OCPI examined 2112 files, a 13 percent decrease over last year. 91 percent of the examinations corresponds to trademarks and the rest to company names, commercial slogans, trading names and store names; 62 percent of the examined files corresponded to applications through the Madrid System.
OCPI also reports that 115 proposals were analyzed regarding feasibility studies for national and foreign investments, international collaboration projects for joint research, technology transfer contracts and other commercial agreements involving industrial property.This involved a 15 percent over the number of proposals assessed in 2013.
Additionally, the document contains information about the participation of OCPI in international IP events, as well as the activities carried out on IP training and dissemination.