New fees for expert examination of patent applications, utility models, industrial designs, industrial drawings and layout designs or topographies of integrated circuits.

The Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property informed that the new fees for expert examination of patent applications, utility models, industrial designs, industrial drawings and layout designs or topographies of integrated circuits will take effect as of next Friday March 6, 2015.

Current fees had remained unchanged since October 2012, so new values are mainly due to variation in Consumer Price Index (IPC) in recent years.

As stated above, the new fees will be:

Invention patent: CLP$ 473,000.

• Utility models: CLP$ 361,000.

• Industrial designs, industrial drawings and layout designs or topographies of integrated circuits: CLP$ 301,000.

Source: Inapi