TMview steps in Latin America

Teresa Colaço Quality Manager – INPI Portugal The idea behind the creation in 2010 of TMview, the online trademark consultation tool currently managed by EUIPO -formerly known as the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM)-, was the incorporation of the trademarks from around the EU network into its database, allowing easy and effective […]

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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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Buenas noticias para la PYME europea en Perú: cooperación en materia de Propiedad Intelectual

Sara I. Tortosa América Latina se está configurando como una de las regiones más atractivas para la PYME europea. Cada vez más empresas se proponen internacionalizar su negocio y adentrarse en esta región del continente americano. Las PYMEs representan el 99% de las empresas en la UE, por lo que su impacto en las economías […]

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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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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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