What to expect on Intellectual Property as Colombia joins the OECD

Álvaro Ramírez Bonilla CEO, Latin American IP LLC  Colombia has recently been accepted to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is the third Latin American country to join this organization after Mexico and Chile. In the region, Colombia is the third most populous country in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico […]

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Colombia: a true step towards patenting procedure optimization

Sara Isabel Tortosa –  Partner at Tortosa Gadea Lawyers Ana A. García Torralba – Junior associate attorney at Emilio García y Abogados Asociados Colombia set, as an objective, the consolidation of an effective and reliable patent system. This objective has been reached as it has been statistically proven. According to the Colombian Intellectual Property Office, namely the […]

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Buenas noticias para la PYME europea en Perú: cooperación en materia de Propiedad Intelectual

Sara I. Tortosa América Latina se está configurando como una de las regiones más atractivas para la PYME europea. Cada vez más empresas se proponen internacionalizar su negocio y adentrarse en esta región del continente americano. Las PYMEs representan el 99% de las empresas en la UE, por lo que su impacto en las economías […]

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Firma del nuevo TPP y sus exclusiones: ¿puede este acuerdo afectar mi estrategia de Propiedad Intelectual en Chile?

Diego José Acuña Domínguez Associate lawyer at Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger, Abogados Después de años de rondas de negociaciones, el pasado 08 de marzo de 2018 se firmó en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile el denominado “Tratado Integral y Progresista de Asociación Transpacífico – CPTTP”, antes llamado Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica o TPP. […]

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Considerations for EU SMEs when transferring personal data to Latin America

Laia Esteban Guinea ICT Lawyer As many of you may know, next May 25, 2018, the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be fully implemented for European companies. The GDPR, which was adopted on May 2016 establishing a two-year transition, will replace the Data Protection Directive (DPD 95/46/EC). The main aim of this new […]

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2017 in review: summary of INDECOPI’s innovation in the field of Trademarks

Ernesto Barzola Lawyer at Barreda & Moller In recent years, many Intellectual Property Offices of Latin America have been enacting new provisions as to harmonize their IP systems according to the international standards. Countries such as Peru, through the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI), have implemented new measures in […]

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Food labelling vs Trademarks in Chile: a conflict not yet settled

Diego José Acuña Domínguez Associate lawyer at Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger, Abogados When two constitutional rights are at odds, it is always a difficult conflict to solve, not only for the Government authorities but also for the Courts of Justice, which are often responsible for settling the dispute. This is precisely the current situation in […]

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How to overcome business challenges from a policy perspective: recommendations of the EU-LAC Business Forum

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Protecting your Intellectual Property in Latin America On 6 November, EUROCHAMBRES presented the recommendations of the Business Forum between the European Union (EU) – Latin America and Caribbean States (LAC) (click here to refresh what we highlighted one month ago). In words of our Eurochambres colleagues, the conclusions of the […]

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