Recent changes in Colombia that may affect your patent application – Key aspects for European SMEs to bear in mind when protecting an invention in Colombia

Lucia Tamayo Del PortilloSenior regulatory affairs and compliance officer at Khiron Life Sciences Corp Patents protect all new inventions that solve a technical problem by technical means. They are given in return for the complete disclosure of the invention to be used by anyone once the term of protection has lapsed. Generally, this term lasts […]

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As promised, our IP diagnostic tool is now available!

For those of you who follow our LATAM Flagship Blog for some time, you heard about the IP diagnostic tool since our publication ‘2019, another IP year with you!’. Since then, we have already published an article on the new IP cost tool, and it was about time we provided you with a proper introduction […]

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Beyond the Global Innovation Index: Implications for Latin American Innovation and Future Perspectives

Lucia Tamayo Del PortilloLegal Advisor – Colombian Organics Every year the World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University and the European Institute ESADE issue the Global Innovation Index (GII)[1]. This report measures several factors regarding the growth of 129 countries in relation to their development in research and their input and output of innovation. The indicators […]

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The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk goes virtual (matchmaking & training events)

As usual, our IP Helpdesk was planning the spring events all around Europe, in which all our experts and IP representatives go and meet with EU SMEs and Business Support Organizations through trade fairs, workshops and B2B matchmaking events. Suddenly, March 2020 came and every country in the European Union had to close due to […]

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Our new Cost Tool now online!

Nicolás Gutiérrez IP Expert – Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk As promised in our end of year post published last December, the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk has now issued its very own online Cost Tool! With this new tool you will be able to have an overview of costs involved with the registration of […]

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Sustainable development and IP rights

Lesly NowakIP expert The Sustainable Development Goals are defined by the United Nations as “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. These 17 goals are all interconnected and address a variety of topics from poverty to health, including clean water, clean energy, sustainable cities and others.  Many Latin American countries […]

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