Firma del nuevo TPP y sus exclusiones: ¿puede este acuerdo afectar mi estrategia de Propiedad Intelectual en Chile?

Diego José Acuña Domínguez Associate lawyer at Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger, Abogados Después de años de rondas de negociaciones, el pasado 08 de marzo de 2018 se firmó en la ciudad de Santiago de Chile el denominado “Tratado Integral y Progresista de Asociación Transpacífico – CPTTP”, antes llamado Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica o TPP. […]

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Considerations for EU SMEs when transferring personal data to Latin America

Laia Esteban Guinea ICT Lawyer As many of you may know, next May 25, 2018, the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be fully implemented for European companies. The GDPR, which was adopted on May 2016 establishing a two-year transition, will replace the Data Protection Directive (DPD 95/46/EC). The main aim of this new […]

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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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2017 in review: summary of INDECOPI’s innovation in the field of Trademarks

Ernesto Barzola Lawyer at Barreda & Moller In recent years, many Intellectual Property Offices of Latin America have been enacting new provisions as to harmonize their IP systems according to the international standards. Countries such as Peru, through the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property (INDECOPI), have implemented new measures in […]

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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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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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Winds of change are blowing in the international Copyright panorama

Rebeca Nieto IP Expert at Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Francis Gurry, WIPO’s Director General, pointed out in a recent interview the challenges posed by new scientific and technological developments for IP administration, policy and governance. In this sense, it is nothing new that Intellectual Property Law, as any other field of law, lags behind […]

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How to overcome business challenges from a policy perspective: recommendations of the EU-LAC Business Forum

Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Protecting your Intellectual Property in Latin America On 6 November, EUROCHAMBRES presented the recommendations of the Business Forum between the European Union (EU) – Latin America and Caribbean States (LAC) (click here to refresh what we highlighted one month ago). In words of our Eurochambres colleagues, the conclusions of the […]

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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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