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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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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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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CIBEPYME – The platform to support SMEs in their processes of internationalization to Latin America

INPI Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial Created in the scope of the Ibero-American Program of Intellectual Property, the platform CIBEPYME is available to SMEs since 28th of October 2015. This platform aims to support SMEs who intend to internationalize their products and services in the countries of Latin America. The main objective of this platform […]

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Gold Medal for Chile

Maximiliano Santa Cruz Scantlebury National Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property – INAPI In 1986 the world heard the breaking news on the field of medicine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the first recombinant vaccine, product developed to fight the Hepatitis B virus, a potentially mortal infection. The Chilean biochemist […]

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From vlogger to freebooter – the difference a URL can make

Adriana Hernández Gallegos Project Manager at Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – ITESM In November 2015, the number of videos that were published in Facebook pages exceeded the number of audiovisual works registered in Youtube, making Facebook the most popular platform for sharing videos. Facebook has worked hard in recent months to improve […]

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