The amendment before the EPO of a patent subject to ongoing litigation

On October 16, 2020, the Provincial Court of Barcelona issued a ruling that we consider very interesting and which provides an answer to the question of what should happen in an ongoing dispute…

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The new Federal Law on the Protection of Industrial Property enters into force in Mexico

On November 5th, 2020, in view of the entry into force of the #USMCA, #ACEUM, (July 1, 2020) and the #HagueAgreement (June 6, 2020), Mexico launches its new FEDERAL LAW FOR THE PROTECTION…

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Grounds for rejection in MX: Misleadingness of TM applications

The Mexican IMPI rejected a few weeks ago the trademark application “UNITED 2026”, filed by a Mexican individual and opposed by FIFA. Basic argument: “UNITED2026” would create a wrongful link between the Mexican…

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Costa Rica introduces the “WIPO FILE” System

     As part of the process of including technology at the service of users of the Costa Rican Intellectual Property Registry, on August 26, 2020, Directive No. DRPI-00001-2020 was published in the official…

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Intervention as “amicus curiae” before the Courts of Argentina in patent litigation.

The Argentinian Federal Court has recently confirmed that a third party may not be entitled to intervene as third party at a Court level. In Actelion Pharmaceuticals v. the Patent Office of Argentina,…

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Recent News and a reminder regarding patent prosecution in Brazil

This month of September/2020 has started with news from the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office as regards to patents. Priority Examination Two additional priority examinations have been allowed as of September 1st which…

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The Washington Convention to the rescue of non-registered trademarks

With the increase in digital sales, many customers are starting to sell in remote countries where they had not been able to sell yet. And those sales come before they decide whether to…

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Marcas de color en base a la Decisión 486 de la Comunidad Andina

El Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina, en reciente pronunciamiento, confirmó la decisión adoptada por la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (oficina de registro de Colombia) de otorgar la marca de color rosado…

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Webinar: Protección de datos, Ciberseguridad y Telecomunicaciones en Latinoamérica

El próximo miércoles 29 de julio de 2020, a las 12.30pm EST (Nueva York) / 6.30pm CEST (Paris) celebraremos un Webinar sobre Protección de Datos, Ciberseguridad y Telecomunicaciones. Intentaremos arrojar algo de luz…

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