Expanding to Latin America with international IP tools: The Nice Classification

Rebeca NietoIP Expert – Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Once you have decided to expand your business beyond Europe, any help you might have on the way will always be welcome, right? During these last years, International and European institutions and organizations -notably, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World International Property […]

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Doing business in China, Southeast Asia and Latin America: The importance of intellectual property for SMEs

The China, Latin America and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks, initiatives of the European Commission, are holding their Annual Stakeholder Meeting in Brussels on the 27th of March 2019. This event aims to: • inform SME intermediaries on the SME instrument and the IP services offered by the Helpdesks (with live case studies from companies); […]

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Watch out! INPI Argentina is about to start using the CPC

Robert Pocklington Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk The intense cooperation and partnership between the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) over the last two years, has resulted on the introduction by INPI of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). Planned to be implemented by January 2019, this new […]

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What to expect on Intellectual Property as Colombia joins the OECD

Álvaro Ramírez Bonilla CEO, Latin American IP LLC  Colombia has recently been accepted to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is the third Latin American country to join this organization after Mexico and Chile. In the region, Colombia is the third most populous country in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico […]

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TMview steps in Latin America

Teresa Colaço Quality Manager – INPI Portugal The idea behind the creation in 2010 of TMview, the online trademark consultation tool currently managed by EUIPO -formerly known as the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM)-, was the incorporation of the trademarks from around the EU network into its database, allowing easy and effective […]

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Colombia: a true step towards patenting procedure optimization

Sara Isabel Tortosa –  Partner at Tortosa Gadea Lawyers Ana A. García Torralba – Junior associate attorney at Emilio García y Abogados Asociados Colombia set, as an objective, the consolidation of an effective and reliable patent system. This objective has been reached as it has been statistically proven. According to the Colombian Intellectual Property Office, namely the […]

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