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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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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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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Madrid System governed only by the Madrid Protocol

INPI Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial The Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks — the Madrid Protocol — is one of two treaties comprising the Madrid System for international registration of trademarks. The protocol is a filing treaty and it provides a cost-effective and efficient way to ensure protection […]

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Two Cents on the new Industrial Property Law

Maximiliano Santa Cruz Scantlebury National Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property – INAPI The National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) is promoting the substitution of the current Industrial Property number 19.039 by a modern regulation which allows simple, faster and lower cost procedures on trademarks, patents and industrial designs. The bill seeks to […]

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Registering your trademark in Latin America through Madrid System

When an SME wants to register an IPR in different countries there are two alternatives, to apply for the IPR before each national office or to use one of the WIPO international registration systems, namely Madrid System (trademarks), Patent Cooperation Treaty (patents) and Hague System (Designs). In this post we are going to explain how […]

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