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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Enhancing the protection of Geographical Indications in Latin America

Lesly Nowak IP expert at Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Spanish producers of “Turrón de Alicante” or “Sobrasada de Mallorca” fear no more! Producers of products protected under Geographical Indication in the European Union are getting closer and closer to have the protection of these Geographical Indications extended to Brazilian territory. But what is a […]

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15 good practices about IP management in the machinery sector in Latin America

Rodrigo Ramírez Herrera Partner at Larraín Prieto & Cía. A well-planned, tailor made IP protection and enforcement strategy is key to success in every new business adventure, particularly when you are going abroad. Seek professional IP advice before you take any step if you want to prevent undesired situations and check our recommendations on some […]

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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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