Registering Copyrights And Patents In Cuba
Intellectual property is a valuable business asset, and it is vital that you protect that asset and enforce your rights. If you do business in Cuba, it is important that you work with an attorney experienced and fluent in both Cuban and American laws. Attorney Ambar Diaz is licensed to practice law in both countries. From her office in Miami, Florida, she represents clients throughout South Florida, the U.S. and Europe. She can help you ensure that your intellectual property rights are protected in Cuba.
Copyright In Cuba
In general, U.S. copyrights are protected under Cuban law and vice versa. Cuba follows the Berne Convention, which gives protection to literary and artistic works from other countries. This ensures these copyrighted works the same protection they would have if they were copyrighted under Cuban law. For some matters, however, Cuban copyright laws differ from American laws. Ms. Diaz can explain what this means for your unique situation.
Registering A Patent In Cuba
Just as in the U.S., the filing of a patent in Cuba can be a complex process that requires experienced and knowledgeable representation at every stage. Ms. Diaz can guide you through this complex process and help you navigate the Cuban patent registration process. There are three types of patents available under Cuban law: those for processes, products and devices. In order to register for a patent, you must be a legal resident of Cuba or be represented by an agent.