Patents and Utility Models


Patents protect new inventions, while utility model patents protect product iterations, that is to say, performance improvements, new features or alternative usage of the item.

If you wish to protect your inventions or creations, you need proper advisory to choose the most suitable type of patent. At Muņoz Abogados we guide you in the selection of the best strategy to protect your new creation and walk you through the process of obtaining the patent or protecting your designs against forgery both in Colombia and abroad.

Similarly, we help national and international companies to verify the free operation of technologies that may be protected in various technological sectors. Also, we propose a general analysis of the setting and all the aspects related to company operations in order to formulate suitable strategies for the clients' needs.

Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers and engineers will provide help and guidance whilst protecting and defending of your new creations in each one of these categories:
  • Patents
  • Utility models
  • Industrial designs
  • Layout schemes and integrated circuits
Likewise, we offer counseling and representation in related issues such as:
  • Reports in the state of the art and the state of the technique
  • Protection through the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)
  • Technological surveillance of competences or technological sectors
  • FTO (Freedom To Operate) reports
  • Negotiation and licensing of patents
  • Analysis and projection of mandatory licenses

If you wish to protect your invention or a new creation, the most suitable thing to do is to seek the personalized counseling from professionals to patent your invention and guard it against forgery or unauthorized usage by third parties. Get in touch with the professionals at Muņoz Abogados by calling +57 1 7496888 or by filling out the contact form.