The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (Spanish: Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas, sometimes abbreviated SPTO or OEPM) is a body of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain. The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office is in charge of patents in Spain. It also acts as International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) under the procedures established by the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Since May 24, 2008, its Director General is Alberto Casado Cerviño.
- ^ Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) web site, Structure and Functions. Consulted on November 30, 2009.
- ^ World Intellectual Property Organization, The PCT Applicant's Guide (Last updated 26 November 2009). Consulted on November 30, 2009.
- ^ (Spanish) Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (BOE 126 de 24/5/2008), Real Decreto 881/2008, de 23 de mayo, por el que se nombra Director de la Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas a don Alberto Casado Cerviño. Rango: Real Decreto, Páginas: 24360 - 24360, Referencia: 2008/09014.
- ^ Spanish Patent and Trademark Office web site, Appointment of the new Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. Consulted on December 4, 2009.