Cuba Patent Requirements
Patent in Cuba: In order to apply and file for a patent in Cuba you need to provide 1. Patent Information, and you need to send to the Attorney the 2. Power of Attorney for Cuba and the 3. Assignment Document if required.
 1.- Filing information
For Convention Applications or Direct Applications
1.    Our filled out patent order form.
2.    Copy of the specification of invention including claims and drawings.
3.    Spanish translation (Specifications and Priority document). To be filed within 60 days.
4.    Declaration of Inventor in favor of the applicant, if applicant is different than the inventor.
5.    Certified Priority Document with application number and country of origin.
6.    Company copy of incorporation document with translation (if applicable).
For Applications based on International Applications (PCT)
1.    Our filled out patent order form.
2.    PCT publication and International Search Report.
3.    Indication if Preliminary Examination has been taken (Chapter II).
4.    Spanish translation indicating if there has been any amendment to the PCT original filing (it has to be filed within 60 days; it has to be a certified translation).
Patent Applications based on International Applications (PCT) can be filed within 30 months from the original filing date and the documents can be presented in the original language. Certified translation can be filed later.
2.- Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney in the name of our Cuban Patent Agent to act before the Cuban Patent Office. Simple signed copy, no legalization is needed. To be presented within 60 days. Late
3.- Patent in Cuba
Concession of the Patent Grant: 20 years
Concession of the Utility Model or Design Application: 15 years
Member of the Paris Convention: Yes
Cuba is a Member of the PCT: Yes
4.- Application Process
1.    Patent Filing
2.    Preliminary Exam
3.    Patent Publication: 18 months from the priority date
4.    Formal Examination Request: Before 36 months from the filing date. Must be requested after 60 days from the patent publication date.
5.    90 days to respond office action from the formal examination.
6.    Acceptance or rejection
7.    Payment of the Final Taxes and Title.