“I’m planning to introduce an existing Brazilian product on the local (Curaçao) market and would like to request patent protection for this product. I wonder if I can receive a patent for this product?”
Patents can only be obtained for first time inventions, meaning that in the world there should be no evidence of that invention by anyone. The invention has to be new and in the event that there is evidence that the invention previously existed in any part of the world, that alone is an impediment for patent protection by someone else.
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