About circular economy and green patents in Brazil

Daniel ChalhubMCLAW – Mello, Cid, Chalhub & Cruz What is circular economy? The European Parliament has recently approved a classification based on six objectives, which aim to orient public investments in countries of the block to achieve goals, already established and agreed upon regarding the climate, with guidelines against pollution of rivers, seas and international […]

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Digital and electronic signatures in Argentina: legal effects and importance when executing contracts online

Eli SalisPartner at DISAIN IP If you are currently running an online business in Argentina or planning to sign a contract with an Argentine party online, or even if you have a Blockchain certification that proves the ownership of an IP right (i.e., copyright) that you need to enforce in Argentina, it is very important […]

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Can my design be denied in the countries of the Andean Community because of technical features?

Diego Francoise Ortega SanabriaTechnical Secretary at the Commission of Inventions and New Technologies – INDECOPI In those economic sectors in which there is tough competition and the goods offered to the public are very similar regarding technical benefits, it is more than likely that the particular appearance given to products could become the decisive factor in consumers’ decision-making. […]

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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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