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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How to obtain tax benefits when licensing IPRs in Argentina

Elis SalisFounding Partner at Disain IP Sebastián CortinaSenior Associate Intellectual Property Attorney at Kors Noviks If you are thinking about internationalising your business into the Argentine market, and your services could imply the licensing of IP rights, providing technical assistance or know-how to an Argentine resident, here we point out some local rules you may […]

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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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