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 […]

special-301The 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 should also follow its obligations under the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) and prevent Internet piracy and counterfeiting, which together with the existence of Colombia’s San Andresitos markets, remain major points of concern for the intellectual property rights protection in Colombia.

 The entire report can be found here.