Industrial and intellectual property

Patents and Utility Models

The OTRI processes and provides technical assistance for the protection of UCM staff research results.

Administrative Mangement

  • Submit to the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (OEPM) applications for national patents and utility models.
  • Follow-up application dossiers while protection is in effect.
  • Submit to the OEPM, applications for international extension of patents through the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty).

Advice and Technical Assistance

  • Study the patentability of UCM inventions: novelty, level of inventiveness, industrial application, suitability of the description...
  • Recommendations and support when drafting patent reports and claims.
  • Prepare technical responses to OEPM official actions, including a thorough examination of the application

Registration of trademarks and industrial designs

The OTRI can also manage other modes of industrial property:

Trademarks and Brand Names

(distinctive marks)

  • They protect graphic and/or word representations that help distinguish the products or services of a company from those of others in the market and to identify companies in trade activities.

Industrial Designs

  • They protect the external appearance of products.