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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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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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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