The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk team on the road: Supporting the IP protection on Smart Cities

Nicoletta FavarettoSenior Project Officer – EUROCHAMBRES The Smart City World Congress and Expo (SCWC) is a global event on smart cities and their interconnected sectors: mobility, urban planning, energy and environment. Under the motto cities made of dreams, the 9th edition of SCWC took place between the 19th and the 21st of November in Barcelona, […]

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Lisbon Web Summit 2019: a wonderful experience in the eyes of the Latin America IP Helpdesk

Robert PocklingtonIP Expert – Latin America IP SME Helpdesk The Web Summit 2019 is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal. The main topics of this event are Internet technologies, emerging technologies and venture capitalism. It is considered the largest technology event in the world, with more than 1,200 speakers and 70,000 participants, who […]

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A day in the life of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk – Journey to the Lateinamerikatag 2019

Denise HoJunior Policy Advisor – EUROCHAMBRES “So… tell me. Why does your project focus on Latin America?” As a representative of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk, I travel to trade fairs and conferences across Europe all year round. My job: to not only highlight the great opportunities in the region, but also to help […]

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Efficiency as key driver of patent and design enforcement in Peru

Diego Francoise Ortega Sanabria Technical Secretary at the Commission of Inventions and New Technologies – INDECOPI INDECOPI has issued a report in Spanish and English on the enforcement measures of Patents and Design rights in Peru during the last 5 years. Given the importance of the legal and institutional framework through which IP rights can be […]

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Can I borrow your font?

César E. FernándezIntellectual Property consultant – Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Have you met this woman before? I bet so. She is present in countless advertising campaigns (proof of it here), so you probably assumed that she was your fellow compatriot. Well, unless you’re from Canada, it’s not the case. She is Rebecca Givens, the quintessential […]

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Brazil joins the Madrid Protocol: A happily ever after tale?

Dr. Begoña Glez. OteroIP Researcher and Consultant On May 22 the Brazilian Senate Plenary approved, via the Legislative Decree 49/19, the texts relating to the Madrid Protocol. After President Bolsonaro’s signature on the adhesion treaty and its receipt by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) early July, the enactment of the Madrid Protocol will be […]

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Computer-implemented inventions and the thriving FinTech Industry in Colombia

Lucia Tamayo Del PortilloSenior Associate Patent Department – Lloreda Camacho Abogado (Bogota, Colombia) Far away from being a hashtag trend, the FinTech industry is changing the global landscape by creating new and exciting technological developments that are transforming the traditional banking industry. From apps that allow an upgrade in the consumer experience to new forms […]

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The implementation of the Trademark reform continues in Argentina

Nicolás Gutiérrez IP Advisor – Latin America IP SME Helpdesk The Argentinian government pushes on with its reform of the national trademark law. After the substantial changes that had been introduced last year seeking to simply the proceedings and render them more efficient (you may refresh your memory regarding those changes introduced last year in […]

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Modernizing Industrial Property Law in Chile – At last

Bernardo AlarconIP Specialist Lawyer – Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) Intellectual property infringement is a matter of constant concern for companies across the globe. At an European level, EUIPO´s Intellectual Property SME Scoreboard indicated that preventing others from copying their products or services is one of the top three reasons why SMEs register IPRs. Moreover, […]

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Latin American Trademark Regulations getting closer to International Standards: A Review of the Latest Changes

Dr. Begoña Glez. OteroIP Researcher and Consultant Trademarks are normally at the forefront of the intellectual property portfolio of any SME. Reasons are quite obvious. Trademarks serve as an ID through which it can be easily identified from the rest of competitors. Consumers can distinguish the products and services of a company thanks to their […]

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