Brazil joins the Madrid Protocol: A happily ever after tale?

Dr. Begoña Glez. OteroIP Researcher and Consultant On May 22 the Brazilian Senate Plenary approved, via the Legislative Decree 49/19, the texts relating to the Madrid Protocol. After President Bolsonaro’s signature on the adhesion treaty and its receipt by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) early July, the enactment of the Madrid Protocol will be […]

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Expanding to Latin America with international IP tools: The Nice Classification

Rebeca NietoIP Expert – Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk Once you have decided to expand your business beyond Europe, any help you might have on the way will always be welcome, right? During these last years, International and European institutions and organizations -notably, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World International Property […]

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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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Gold Medal for Chile

Maximiliano Santa Cruz Scantlebury National Director of the National Institute of Industrial Property – INAPI In 1986 the world heard the breaking news on the field of medicine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the first recombinant vaccine, product developed to fight the Hepatitis B virus, a potentially mortal infection. The Chilean biochemist […]

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