Patents in Colombia

Colombia, with its robust and rapidly growing economy, presents a compelling opportunity for companies seeking patent protection. As the fourth-largest economy in Latin America, Colombia offers a market of over 50 million consumers and a GDP that has consistently outperformed regional averages. Its strategic location, well-developed infrastructure, and increasingly business-friendly policies make it an attractive destination for investment and innovation.

In fact, Colombia receives more than 1500 patent applications from non-residents each year for the last decade. By securing a patent in Colombia, you gain a strong foothold in this thriving market and position yourself for growth. Partnering with knowledgeable patent attorneys who understand the intricacies of the Colombian patent system can help you capitalize on these opportunities and protect your intellectual property effectively.

Why choose us

  • Quality service: is characterized by providing services with the highest quality standards. Our services are carried out by attorneys and engineers specialized in intellectual property in order to ensure quality and that all the legal requirements are covered.
  • Experience: We have more than 20 years of experience providing large companies, law firms and inventors, international design and patent application services in almost every country.
  • Personalized communications: All communications between our clients and are managed by dedicated account executives and saved on our confidential and secure  platform.
  • Competitive prices and no hidden fees: We offer competitive prices and inform of any possible additional cost timely and in advance.

How to apply


Prepare the patent specifications. We can assist you with this also.


Request a quotation for the patent filing.


Payment of the patent filing service.


Assigned attorney review and prepare the forms.


Patent application filed and reported to you.

General information

Invention patent

Design patent

Filling timelines

The time limit for the PCT national phase entry in Europe is 31 months from the earliest date of priority and 12 months for Direct Paris Route application. 

The time limit for filing a design is 6 months from the earliest date of priority. Additionally, inventor has a 6 months grace period for disclosing the invention before the first filing date.

Required documents

Signed POA, inventor declaration, assignment and certified copy of priority, if applicable.

Signed POA, inventor declaration, assignment and certified copy of priority, if applicable. A drawing set of the different views of the design.

Examination stage

The request for examination must be filed within 6 months from the publication of the application. It is possible to request accelerated examination under PPH under certain circumstances. It is important to mention, that in this country the patent office can request the applicant to pay additional examination fees depending on each office action.

No substantive examination must be filed. 


No granting fees must be paid. 

No granting fee must be paid for design patents in Colombia.

Our services


International patent filing (any country)

We have more than 20 years of experience filing and handling patent applications in almost every country. With us you will find a centralized and cost-effective filing of your international applications, allowing you to focus on the invention and the business side of your project.


Portfolio management

We are an excellent solution for law firms and experience IP attorneys that need assistance with an experienced company for management and prosecution of large portfolios, with a portfolio of more than 2200 patents, we will provide an easy and fast reporting, files and documents up to date and timely next tasks notifications.


Analytic services

In Patentarea we also have plenty of experience providing analityc services like Patentability searchs, freedom to operate analysis, and patent valuation reports.


Patent drafting

If you need assistance with a quick and cost-effective patent draft for your clients, or if you are protecting your invention for the first time, we will gladly assist you with this also.


Other Patent Services

We can also assist with any other service like assignments, renewal, licensing agreements and more. Just contact us.


How long can it take a Colombian patent to be issued?

A standard patent application process in Colombia can take between 2 and 3 years from the filing date. Additionally, a PPH requested can be filed to potentially allow the applicant to reduce the examination time. On the other hands, design patents can take between 1 and 2 years. Contact us for additional information. 

Can a Colombian patent application be restored after abandonment?

Yes, it is possible to request a patent restoration under certain circumstances. Contact us for additional information.


We have a team of patent attorneys and engineers, with years of experience making patent searches, filing patent applications and following up on the patent process in more than 30 countries, which allows us to assure you:
-Competent professionals will perform all the necessary procedures for filing and following up your patent application.
-You will receive timely information regarding updates for the application process.
-If objections or rejections arise in the patent application process, knowledgeable attorneys will advise you on the appropriate course of action.
-All information provided to us will be kept in absolute confidentiality. Before entering any business relationship we electronically sign a confidentiality agreement with you that protects your interests (View our confidentiality agreement).

Who will be in charge of my application?

In countries where services are offered, relies on teams of recognized and experienced patent attorneys, allowing us to assure a high-quality service.
To learn about the attorney directly in charge of your request select the link “Attorney in charge” located on the toolbar or in the “About Us” section.

Quote Your Patent Application in Colombia.


Patent in Colombia

Patent Services in Colombia

We offer an extensive variety of services oriented to the analysis and protection of the inventions of our clients. If you need guidance for your patent filing or your National Phases in Colombia do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Patent drafts

    Highly experience preparing patent drafts.

  • Local Filing

    File your local application in Colombia.

  • National Phases

    Have your different patent applications centralized.

Design Services in Colombia

If your company or you as a sole inventor are launching a new product in Colombia, it is always recommendable to apply for an industrial design protection.  Consider that a design patent granted will protect the aesthetic aspects of your new product preventing unauthorized copying or imitation by others, also will add value to your product and company.

  • Design drawings

    We offer professional drawings services in order to allow the applicant a proper filing.

  • Design Search

    We offer international design search and analysis services.

  • Design Applications

    We will file your design in almost any country you need.

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