Specification of Chilean PTO as PCT ISA/IPEA
The National Office of Industrial Property of Dominican Republic (ONAPI) has designated the Chilean Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI), as competent International Searching and Preliminary Examining Authority (ISA/IPEA) for PCT international applications filed by nationals and residents of the Dominican Republic with the ONAPI (or the International Bureau) as receiving office. The change was effective beginning July 14, 2015.
In addition to INAPI, the European Patent Office (EPO), the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) also act as ISA/IPEA for ONAPI.
ONAPI has joined the Chilean,Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian and Salvadorian PTOs in designating INAPI as a competent ISA/IPEA.