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IPR SME Helpdesk for Latin America

IPR SME Helpdesk for Latin America

From 7 July, the Mercosur IPR Helpdesk has considerably expanded its services to include more than 18 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Colombia and Peru. This change is reflected in the Helpdesk’s new name, the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk. Chile, Brazil, Argentina and the rest of the Mercosur countries will also be covered by […]

Violation of trademark and visual set (trade dress) can cause unfair competition and lawsuit with obligation

Violation of trademark and visual set (trade dress) can cause unfair competition and lawsuit with obligation

According the decision of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil Court a violation of trademark and visual set (trade dress) can result in unfair competition and lawsuit with obligation of not to do, including indemnification. EXTRACT: CIVIL APPEAL. WITH OBLIGATION OF NOT TO DO, INCLUDING INDEMNIFICATION. INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY. VIOLATION OF TRADEMARK AND VISUAL SET (TRADE […]

Project of smart tyre that generates energy, celebrating intellectual property with new registers

Project of smart tyre that generates energy, celebrating intellectual property with new registers

The fleet of electric cars increases each year, thus new ways to take and storing ecologically energy are essential to the future of this market. So the World famous Company Goodyear of tires called the attention in this week to present in the Geneva Saloon the project of a smart tire called BH-03.Such product still […]

Novenas Jornadas del Tribunal de Marca Comunitaria

Novenas Jornadas del Tribunal de Marca Comunitaria

El próximo 20 y 21 de noviembre se celebra la novena edición de las Jornadas sobre la Marca Comunitaria, organizadas por el Ilustre Colegio Provincial de Abogados de Alicante y con la colaboración de la OAMI, el Colegio de Procuradores de Alicante y el Consejo General del Poder Judicial. Entre los ponentes destacan, además de […]

El próximo 20 y 21 de noviembre se celebra la novena edición de las Jornadas sobre la Marca Comunitaria, organizadas por el Ilustre Colegio Provincial de Abogados de Alicante y con la colaboración de la OAMI, el Colegio de Procuradores de Alicante y el Consejo General del Poder Judicial. Entre los ponentes destacan, además de […]
Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Brazil

Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Brazil

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has written this guide to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) right holders and theirs advisers, on the protection and enforcement systems in Brazil. This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do […]

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has written this guide to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) right holders and theirs advisers, on the protection and enforcement systems in Brazil. This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do […]
EPO and Spain continue co-operation on Latin America

EPO and Spain continue co-operation on Latin America

Meeting in Santander, Spain, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Patricia García-Escudero Marquéz, signed an agreement to promote the quality and efficiency of the Latin American patent system to the benefit of its users and of European industry in particular. This agreement, which follows the successful […]

Meeting in Santander, Spain, EPO President Benoît Battistelli and the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, Patricia García-Escudero Marquéz, signed an agreement to promote the quality and efficiency of the Latin American patent system to the benefit of its users and of European industry in particular. This agreement, which follows the successful […]
La OAMI busca nuevos comercios para su sede

La OAMI busca nuevos comercios para su sede

La Oficina lanza una convocatoria para recibir propuestas comerciales a desarrollar dentro de su sede en Alicante (España) Se invita al candidato a ser innovador con la oferta de servicio a prestar. La OAMI pretende crear un ambiente de trabajo acogedor, confortable y práctico, que cubra las necesidades de los trabajadores y añada un valor […]

La Oficina lanza una convocatoria para recibir propuestas comerciales a desarrollar dentro de su sede en Alicante (España) Se invita al candidato a ser innovador con la oferta de servicio a prestar. La OAMI pretende crear un ambiente de trabajo acogedor, confortable y práctico, que cubra las necesidades de los trabajadores y añada un valor […]
Trinidad and Tobago on the Watch List in 2014

Trinidad and Tobago on the Watch List in 2014

In the 2014 Special 301 Report The United States reveals the main  persisting issues for Trinidad and Tobago in the country`s IPR protection improvement. Special attention should be paid to the local cable operator FLOW  for example, and also to other cable operators who still refuse to negotiate  with the Copyright Music Organization of Trinidad […]

In the 2014 Special 301 Report The United States reveals the main  persisting issues for Trinidad and Tobago in the country`s IPR protection improvement. Special attention should be paid to the local cable operator FLOW  for example, and also to other cable operators who still refuse to negotiate  with the Copyright Music Organization of Trinidad […]
Peru is on the Watch List in 2014

Peru is on the Watch List in 2014

The United States express worry about the persisting availability of counterfeit and pirated products in Peru, as well software and Internet piracy. Peru is also advised to undertake appropriate steps to improve its judicial system in order to criminalize the sale of counterfeit medicines and ensure protection for biotechnologically-derived pharmaceutical products. The Report also reminds […]

The United States express worry about the persisting availability of counterfeit and pirated products in Peru, as well software and Internet piracy. Peru is also advised to undertake appropriate steps to improve its judicial system in order to criminalize the sale of counterfeit medicines and ensure protection for biotechnologically-derived pharmaceutical products. The Report also reminds […]
Guatemala is on the Watch List in 2014

Guatemala is on the Watch List in 2014

In the 2014 Special 301 Report the United States welcomes Guatemala’s actions to improve its laws and regulations to protect geographical indications. In the Report it is said: “Administrative authorities in Guatemala recently issued rulings on applications to register geographical indications (GIs) that appear sound and well-reasoned for compound GI names, but U.S. exporters remain […]

In the 2014 Special 301 Report the United States welcomes Guatemala’s actions to improve its laws and regulations to protect geographical indications. In the Report it is said: “Administrative authorities in Guatemala recently issued rulings on applications to register geographical indications (GIs) that appear sound and well-reasoned for compound GI names, but U.S. exporters remain […]
The Dominican Republic is on the Watch List in 2014

The Dominican Republic is on the Watch List in 2014

The US recognizes the positive results of the efforts of The Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic actions include more effective regulatory protection against pharmaceutical patent infringement by the authorities, and protection of undisclosed test and other data generated to obtain marketing approval for pharmaceutical products against unfair commercial use and unauthorized disclosure, a trademark database […]

The US recognizes the positive results of the efforts of The Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic actions include more effective regulatory protection against pharmaceutical patent infringement by the authorities, and protection of undisclosed test and other data generated to obtain marketing approval for pharmaceutical products against unfair commercial use and unauthorized disclosure, a trademark database […]
Colombia is on the Watch List in 2014

Colombia is on the Watch List in 2014

The 2014 Special 301 Report announces a sensitive development for Colombia in the IPR legislation and enforcement area. Though, the Report is mainly focused on the issues that Colombia still has to deal with: limitations on the patentability of certain pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical and agrochemical data protection, need of implementing  geographical indications protections, legislative amendments. Colombia […]

The 2014 Special 301 Report announces a sensitive development for Colombia in the IPR legislation and enforcement area. Though, the Report is mainly focused on the issues that Colombia still has to deal with: limitations on the patentability of certain pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical and agrochemical data protection, need of implementing  geographical indications protections, legislative amendments. Colombia […]
US Chamber of commerce discussion of Brazil

US Chamber of commerce discussion of Brazil

In its submission to the USTR 2014 Special 301, The US Chamber of commerce highlights the major IP challenges for Brazil for 2014 – the role of ANVISA in the granting of patents, patentability criteria, test data protection, compulsory licensing and local content requirements for cable television. The US Chamber of commerce acknowledges the efforts […]

In its submission to the USTR 2014 Special 301, The US Chamber of commerce highlights the major IP challenges for Brazil for 2014 – the role of ANVISA in the granting of patents, patentability criteria, test data protection, compulsory licensing and local content requirements for cable television. The US Chamber of commerce acknowledges the efforts […]
The 2014 World cup and IP

The 2014 World cup and IP

The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Brazil and will also be a real challenge for the Brazilian economy. Global sport events can be a great “opportunity” for counterfeiters. That is why the country must be prepared for the attention of the word IP Community. Given the recommendations that […]

The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Brazil and will also be a real challenge for the Brazilian economy. Global sport events can be a great “opportunity” for counterfeiters. That is why the country must be prepared for the attention of the word IP Community. Given the recommendations that […]
PATENT COOPERATION TREATY

PATENT COOPERATION TREATY

In accordance with the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property there´re two  forms to requiring the protection of an invention in other countries: – directly in the nation where one wishes to obtain the protection via CUP (Convention from Paris Union) or – by PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) to the Inventions and Utility Models. Such […]

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