INAPI has placed at the disposal of its users 25 years of statistics related to applications for invention patents, commercial trademarks, utility models, and industrial designs. Access to this information is free of charge and lets users perform both simple and complex analyses using dynamic graphs or download the information.
Commercial trademarks are signs used to distinguish products, services, and industrial and commercial establishments in the market.
A patent is an exclusive right granted by the State for the protection of an invention. The patent grants its holder the exclusive right to use or exploit the invention and prevent third parties from using it without consent. If the holder does not wish to exploit the patent, the holder has the right to sell or grant the rights to another company to commercialize it under a commercial licence.
A utility model is a type of industrial property title that, like patents, protects inventions, but with less creative value or less radical innovation. In general, utility models are used for inventions with less technical complexity, for which reason they are also known as “petty patents”, “innovation patents”, or “short-term patents”.
Any three-dimensional form, colored or not, and any industrial or craft product that serves as a pattern for the manufacture of others like it and is distinguished from similar products either by its form, geometrical shape or decoration, or a combination of these, insofar as those characteristics give it a special appearance perceptible to the eye in such a way that a new character results.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is a system for filing patent applications. Its main objective is to simplify and make more effective and economical the procedure for applying for patent protection for an invention in several countries. In Chile, the treaty entered into force on 2 June 2009.