Who owns an AI generated invention or work or art?

The question captures our attention. In the midst of the fourth industrial revolution this is a question that was long overdue. This revolution is marked by the emergence of new technologies including: robotics,…

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Brazil’s ANVISA will stop examining pharmaceutical patent applications

Twenty-two years after the approval of the Brazilian Patent Law (Law 9.279/96), the obligation (article 229-C) for all pharmaceutical patents to be subject to prior approval by ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency, equivalent…

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The misleading nature of a declared PDO trademark: CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA vs. QUINDIPAN

On 19th July 2021, the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce ruled in a case in which the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia filed its opposition against the application for the…

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eSports, a discipline -still- in legal limbo?

eSports is a discipline that has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. With the continuous advance of technology and the creation of new social networks in which, for some time now,…

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Can I protect the appearance of commercial premises?

As we always say, the vast world of Intellectual Property covers all kinds of issues and queries. There are several that we have been dealing with over the last few months on the…

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Exhaustion of trademark rights in the Andean Community

Trademark law, like almost any other right, has limits. One of these limits, when it comes to trademark law, is the exhaustion of trademark rights. What is the exhaustion of trademark rights? By…

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Parodying a brand? Not everything is fair use

Fair use is an American legal doctrine on copyright that allows limited use of copyrighted material (a work, for example) without the permission or consent of the copyright holder. It is a license for use restricted to either educational or review purposes. …

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Project to reform the Brazilian Industrial Property Law: will it be possible to amend a patent application after filing?

On 2 July 2021, the Chamber of Deputies of the Brazilian National Congress approved Bill No. 10.920/18 in relation to articles 19, 32, 35 and 217 of the Industrial Property Law. In relation…

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The Ralph Lauren case and its iconic polo player trademark: the importance of choosing between design or trademark.

If the American firm Ralph Lauren is known for one thing, it is for its famous trademark logo, whose protection reached to Europe in 2004 when Ralph Lauren applied to the EUIPO to…

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