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Please be informed that, on March 13, 2017, the Presidency of Uruguay sent to Parliament a bill of law to join the Patent Cooperation Treaty (P.C.T.).

This project highlights the positive implications that the aforementioned treaty would have for our country, pointing out that Uruguayan applicants would be greatly benefited from the system, since it facilitates, expedites and assures Uruguayans' access to registration in other countries member of the same treaty, without negatively impacting the work of the Patent Office.

This project will now be analyzed and debated by Parliament, so it is not possible to estimate a date on which it will be approved.

We will keep you informed of developments in this matter.