While the PCT ratification bill is not likely to be considered soon, Argentina steadily moves towards joining. This was confirmed during the recent discussions of the PCT as part of negotiations regarding a free trade agreement between the EU and the Mercosur states (Argentina, Brazil, Paraquay and Uruguay). Source: IP-Coster
The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) by means of Resolution 311 E/2017 of July 18, 2017, and amended by Resolution 317-E/2017, implemented a significant two-phase increase in trademark and other industrial property fees. The total increase in trademark fees amounts to approximately 40% on average. The first phase came into force on August 1, 2017, and the second phase will be effective as of October 1, 2017. For example, the renewal fees have increased from ARS 1,500 to ARS 1,950 as of August 1, 2017, and will increase again to ARS 2,100 as of October 1, 2017. Some of these fees will not be increased again in the second phase. For example, the fee for filing a trademark application has increased from ARS 1,200 to ARS 1,700 as of August 1, 2017 and will NOT be increased in October 2017. Source: SMD Country Index: O’Conor & Power, Argentina and Estudio Gold, Buenos Aires, Argentina
An increase in official fees in Argentina became effective on August 18, 2016, with a second increase to become effective on October 1, 2016. The new official trademark filing fee is ARS 1,000 per class; no special fees for additional classes. Effective October 1, 2016, the official trademark filing fee will be ARS 1,200 per class.