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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Brazil new regulation proposal and measures for reducing patent backlog

IDS Instituto Dannemann Siemsen de Estudos Jurídicos e Técnicos This article has been written by Natália Barzilai and Gisela de Lamare de Paiva Coelho As a result of the massive backlog of two hundred and forty-four thousand patents applications as of May, 2017, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has been studying multiple measures […]

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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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15 good practices about IP management in the machinery sector in Latin America

Rodrigo Ramírez Herrera Partner at Larraín Prieto & Cía. A well-planned, tailor made IP protection and enforcement strategy is key to success in every new business adventure, particularly when you are going abroad. Seek professional IP advice before you take any step if you want to prevent undesired situations and check our recommendations on some […]

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The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk team contributes to the EU-LAC bi-regional dialogue in the field of Intellectual Property

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Protecting your Intellectual Property in Latin America Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) are a fundamental component of the productive fabric of the majority of the world’s economies. The European Union, CAINCO (Chamber of Commerce of Santa Cruz in Bolivia), ECLAC (the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the […]

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Marcas no convencionales: Unión Europea vs América Latina

Eli Salis Partner at DISAIN IP Aquellos que nos dedicamos a la propiedad intelectual tenemos la fecha del 1 de octubre señalada en rojo en nuestros calendarios desde que se aprobara el nuevo Reglamento (UE) Nº 2015/2424 que modifica reglamentos anteriores sobre la marca comunitaria, ya que será el momento en el que entren en […]

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Freedom of speech through the Internet in Mexico

Sergio Rangel Intellectual Property Expert at Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk   Background On June 2017, the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (@SCJN) analyzed an Amparo suit filed by Alestra, S. de R.L. de C.V., a well known Mexican internet service provider (ISP), filed against the §199 Bis. Industrial Property Law preliminary injunction granted by […]

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Overview of the LATAM IP systems from the Special 301 Report perspective

Rebeca Nieto IP Expert at Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Every April since 1989, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes the Special 301 Report. This report evaluates the level of adequacy and effectiveness provided by U.S. trading partners’ countries on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) protection and enforcement. Although the Special 301 […]

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