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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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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Can I borrow your font?

César E. FernándezIntellectual Property consultant – Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Have you met this woman before? I bet so. She is present in countless advertising campaigns (proof of it here), so you probably assumed that she was your fellow compatriot. Well, unless you’re from Canada, it’s not the case. She is Rebecca Givens, the quintessential […]

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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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Doing business in China, Southeast Asia and Latin America: The importance of intellectual property for SMEs

The China, Latin America and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks, initiatives of the European Commission, are holding their Annual Stakeholder Meeting in Brussels on the 27th of March 2019. This event aims to: • inform SME intermediaries on the SME instrument and the IP services offered by the Helpdesks (with live case studies from companies); […]

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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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Winds of change are blowing in the international Copyright panorama

Rebeca Nieto IP Expert at Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Francis Gurry, WIPO’s Director General, pointed out in a recent interview the challenges posed by new scientific and technological developments for IP administration, policy and governance. In this sense, it is nothing new that Intellectual Property Law, as any other field of law, lags behind […]

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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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Nuestro interés por patentar en el extranjero

Maximiliano Santa Cruz Scantlebury National Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property – INAPI Han pasado poco más de dos años desde que el Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial, INAPI, empezara a operar como Administración encargada de búsqueda y examen preliminar internacional (ISA/IPEA) del Tratado de Cooperación en materia de Patentes (PCT), tanto para […]

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