Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office
Seat of the OEPM, in Madrid.

The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (Spanish: Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas, sometimes abbreviated SPTO or OEPM) is a body of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain.[1] The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office is in charge of patents in Spain. It also acts as International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the procedures established by the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).[2] Since May 24, 2008, its Director General is Alberto Casado Cerviño.[3][4]


  1. ^ Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) web site, Structure and Functions. Consulted on November 30, 2009.
  2. ^ World Intellectual Property Organization, The PCT Applicant's Guide (Last updated 26 November 2009). Consulted on November 30, 2009.
  3. ^ (Spanish) Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (BOE 126 de 24/5/2008), Real Decreto 881/2008, de 23 de mayo, por el que se nombra Director de la Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas a don Alberto Casado Cerviño. Rango: Real Decreto, Páginas: 24360 - 24360, Referencia: 2008/09014.
  4. ^ Spanish Patent and Trademark Office web site, Appointment of the new Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. Consulted on December 4, 2009.

External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Patent Cooperation Treaty — The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international patent law treaty, concluded in 1970. It provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under …   Wikipedia

  • Trademark — For other uses, see Trademark (disambiguation). For guidelines on using trademarks within Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (trademarks). Intellectual property law …   Wikipedia

  • European Patent Office — The European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the two organs of the European Patent Organisation (EPOrg), the other being the Administrative Council. [EPC Article|4|2] The EPO acts as executive body for the OrganisationEPC Article|4|3]… …   Wikipedia

  • List of African-American inventors and scientists — This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries …   Wikipedia

  • Business and Industry Review — ▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980 97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994 97, Table Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table (For Annual… …   Universalium

  • Puerto Rican scientists and inventors — The discoveries and contributions which have been made by Puerto Rican scientists and inventors in their respective fields have impacted the way of life of the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, and in many cases society in general. Hundreds of years… …   Wikipedia

  • Computers and Information Systems — ▪ 2009 Introduction Smartphone: The New Computer.       The market for the smartphone in reality a handheld computer for Web browsing, e mail, music, and video that was integrated with a cellular telephone continued to grow in 2008. According to… …   Universalium

  • Agriculture and Food Supplies — ▪ 2007 Introduction Bird flu reached Europe and Africa, and concerns over BSE continued to disrupt trade in beef. An international vault for seeds was under construction on an Arctic island. Stocks of important food fish species were reported… …   Universalium

  • Arsenal F.C. — For other uses, see Arsenal (disambiguation). Arsenal …   Wikipedia

  • Antonio Meucci — Born 13 April 1808(1808 04 13) Florence, Italy …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”