Modernizing Industrial Property Law in Chile – At last

Bernardo AlarconIP Specialist Lawyer – Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) Intellectual property infringement is a matter of constant concern for companies across the globe. At an European level, EUIPO´s Intellectual Property SME Scoreboard indicated that preventing others from copying their products or services is one of the top three reasons why SMEs register IPRs. Moreover, […]

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Latin American Trademark Regulations getting closer to International Standards: A Review of the Latest Changes

Dr. Begoña Glez. OteroIP Researcher and Consultant Trademarks are normally at the forefront of the intellectual property portfolio of any SME. Reasons are quite obvious. Trademarks serve as an ID through which it can be easily identified from the rest of competitors. Consumers can distinguish the products and services of a company thanks to their […]

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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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Watch out! INPI Argentina is about to start using the CPC

Robert Pocklington Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk The intense cooperation and partnership between the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) and the European Patent Office (EPO) over the last two years, has resulted on the introduction by INPI of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). Planned to be implemented by January 2019, this new […]

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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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Argentina: Keep an eye on the IP changes to come

Eli Salis – Partner attorney at Disain IP María Dolores Cavoti Sadonio – Associate attorney at Kors Noviks  Argentina is one of the countries that will introduce in 2018 some major changes in its Intellectual Property Law. That´s why all SMEs should be aware that change is coming and make sure to count on specialized practitioners to […]

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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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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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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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