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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How Latin America countries protect their Traditional Knowledge through IP

Nicolás GutiérrezIP Expert – Latin America IP SME Helpdesk One aspect of intellectual property in Latin America, which is often overlooked especially by European entrepreneurs, is the relationship between IP rights and the rights of indigenous communities over their culture and traditional knowledge. While this topic rarely makes the front page, it is worth keeping […]

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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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