Paris Convention

Union for the protection of Industrial Property rights

The Paris Convention created a Union for the protection of Industrial Property rights and established the priority right among member States.

The Paris Convention was first signed on the 20 th March, 1883, which makes it the first and oldest global treaties on Intellectual Property. Currently, 176 States all over the world have signed the Paris Convention and provides common standards for Intellectual Property protection in member states.

The priority rights were first originated with this treaty, allowing applicants of an Intellectual Property right (trademark, patent or design) from one jurisdiction to apply for the same right in another jurisdiction, benefiting from the original application date. Claiming Paris Convention priority is thus crucial for patents and industrial designs as absolute novelty is a granting requirement.

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You can claim priority of an earlier right in a member of the Paris Union within


6 months

Industrial Designs

6 months

Utility Models

12 months


12 months

Why Inventa?

Experts in Intellectual Property Protection

Inventa is an Intellectual Property firm, specializing in the protection and internationalization of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyright and domains.


With over 45 years of experience in Intellectual Property, Inventa has served thousands of clients, from small entrepreneurs and startups, to multinationals holding large trademark and patent portfolios, and other entities dealing with R&D on a daily basis. Furthermore, our experience allows us to understand the caveats of the different industries, since we maintain relationships with clients from different sectors, including food and beverages companies, communications, IT, pharmaceutical, manufacturers, oil & gas companies, financial institutions, business services companies and more.

Tech drive

Inventa recognizes that in this day and age, information management and the internet have taken over many aspects of business. To accompany the changing needs of our clients, over the last few years we have increased our activity in the area of technological infrastructures and information systems. In this way, Inventa seeks to respond to the different demands of both the market and its clients.

Global Network

Thanks to our large network of contacts and associate level, we offer our clients a vast team of highly-specialized professionals in the Intellectual Property field and related strategic sectors. Our professionals guarantee highly-personalized and efficient accompaniment of all our services.

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