THE RIGHT OF PRIORITY
The priority right is a key tool to include different countries. It was established in the Convention of the Union of Paris (CUP).
Holding this right implies that any holder of an industrial property right in a country member of CUP may request an identical right in any other country member of the Convention, with all legal purposes and having as filing date the date of the first application for the right base.
There is only a temporary limitation in the use of this right: 12 months in the case of patents and utility models, and 6 for trademarks and industrial designs, as from the date of application of the basic right base.
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