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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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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Beware of fraudulent invoices regarding your patent application or your trademark registration

INPI Portugal Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial In the last years, we have noticed in Europe an increase in the number of fraudulent invoices being sent to users relating to trademarks or patents applications. If you receive an invoice that is unexpected or from an unfamiliar entity, please contact your Industrial Property (IP) Office or […]

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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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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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Nuestro interés por patentar en el extranjero

Maximiliano Santa Cruz Scantlebury National Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property – INAPI Han pasado poco más de dos años desde que el Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial, INAPI, empezara a operar como Administración encargada de búsqueda y examen preliminar internacional (ISA/IPEA) del Tratado de Cooperación en materia de Patentes (PCT), tanto para […]

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