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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How Latin America countries protect their Traditional Knowledge through IP

Nicolás GutiérrezIP Expert – Latin America IP SME Helpdesk One aspect of intellectual property in Latin America, which is often overlooked especially by European entrepreneurs, is the relationship between IP rights and the rights of indigenous communities over their culture and traditional knowledge. While this topic rarely makes the front page, it is worth keeping […]

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Efficiency as key driver of patent and design enforcement in Peru

Diego Francoise Ortega Sanabria Technical Secretary at the Commission of Inventions and New Technologies – INDECOPI INDECOPI has issued a report in Spanish and English on the enforcement measures of Patents and Design rights in Peru during the last 5 years. Given the importance of the legal and institutional framework through which IP rights can be […]

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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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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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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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