Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes**
Language: Spanish
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: * Signatures should be certified by Notary Public, and for corporations, the Notary Public should also certify that it is known to him/her that the officer/s who signed on behalf of the company is/are authorized for such legal action according to the corporate statutes. Power of Attorney forms must then be legalized via the Apostille procedure. The form must be filed within 40 days from the filing date of the application.

** Assignments must be certified by Notary Public and legalized via The Apostille procedure. It must be filed within 60 days from the filing date of the application.

• A certified copy of the Priority Document and its certified Spanish translation must be filed within 60 days from the application filing date (with details needed at filing).


Established: 1879

Number of Professional Staff: 450+

European Validation RWS European validation agent in Portugal
National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Ecuador, Mexico and Peru
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay

ClarkeModet is the largest specialist IPR group across 10 countries, covering Latin America, Spain and Portugal. With more than 450 experts, attorneys and engineers working from 32 offices and supported by a carefully chosen global network of IP agents, it works seamlessly to design the best strategy for your IP portfolio.

With almost 140-years’ experience, it is the leading one-stop IPR boutique, providing tailor-made solutions in over 180 countries. Its services include:

• IP consultancy
• IP enforcement and protection
• IP legal services
• IP strategy
• IP technical advice


• Automotive
• Chemical Industry
• Civil Engineering
• Lifesciences
• Medical Technology
• TICs and Electronics

Contact Information


Calle Suero de Quiñones, 34-36,
28002 Madrid,