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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Global Innovation Index: Latin America highlights

Vicente Zafrilla Diaz-Marta Intellectual Property expert at the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk WIPO, together with Cornell University and INSEAD, has recently published the 2017 edition of the Global Innovation Index under the title Innovation Feeding the World, with a special focus on innovation in the agri-food sector. According to the Index, the most innovative […]

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Litigios de infracción y nulidad de patentes en el Perú: Un caso sui generis de bifurcación

Technical Secretary at the Commission of Inventions and New Technologies INDECOPI La Comunidad Andina es el resultado de la búsqueda de un desarrollo equitativo y armonioso por parte de Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador y Perú, que firmaron el Acuerdo de Cartagena el 26 de mayo de 1969, estableciendo el marco de creación de una comunidad subregional conocida […]

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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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Get your patent grant quicker with the Pacific Alliance and PROSUR PPH

Rebeca Nieto IP Expert at Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Over the past few years, Intellectual Property Offices around the world have been busy preparing and negotiating Patent Prosecution Highways (PPH) agreements. Better known by its abbreviation, the PPH is a system of bilateral and multilateral agreements particularly aimed at reducing the costs and time […]

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