Time: a competitiveness factor on patented innovation

Vicente Zafrilla Diaz-Marta Intellectual Property expert at the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Why should some Latin American IPOs improve their patent granting procedure? According to OECD´s Oslo Manual innovation is defined as “the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organisational […]

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Get your patent grant quicker with the Pacific Alliance and PROSUR PPH

Rebeca Nieto IP Expert at Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Over the past few years, Intellectual Property Offices around the world have been busy preparing and negotiating Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH) agreements. Better known by its abbreviation, the PPH is a system of bilateral and multilateral agreements particularly aimed at reducing the costs and time […]

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Intellectual Property for SMEs: 6 common errors

Having their own business is a yearning for many employees tired of a working life that does not fill anything else than their bank account. They endure frustrations and abuses for a not always decent salary, and feed their dream with the massive DIY-tools that the Internet provides. More than a few are eventually convinced […]

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Origin Mark: A tool which aggregates value to unique Chilean products

Maximiliano Santa Cruz Scantlebury National Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property – INAPI In early September of 2015, the President of Chile Michelle Bachelet officially presented the new image of Origin Mark, the result of a collaborative work between the National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) and Fundación Imagen de Chile. Three months […]

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