Recent changes in Colombia that may affect your patent application – Key aspects for European SMEs to bear in mind when protecting an invention in Colombia

Lucia Tamayo Del PortilloSenior regulatory affairs and compliance officer at Khiron Life Sciences Corp Patents protect all new inventions that solve a technical problem by technical means. They are given in return for the complete disclosure of the invention to be used by anyone once the term of protection has lapsed. Generally, this term lasts […]

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Sustainable development and IP rights

Lesly NowakIP expert The Sustainable Development Goals are defined by the United Nations as “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. These 17 goals are all interconnected and address a variety of topics from poverty to health, including clean water, clean energy, sustainable cities and others.  Many Latin American countries […]

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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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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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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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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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Colombia: a true step towards patenting procedure optimization

Sara Isabel Tortosa –  Partner at Tortosa Gadea Lawyers Ana A. García Torralba – Junior associate attorney at Emilio García y Abogados Asociados Colombia set, as an objective, the consolidation of an effective and reliable patent system. This objective has been reached as it has been statistically proven. According to the Colombian Intellectual Property Office, namely the […]

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