Art and brands: Is it possible to turn an artistic work into an intangible asset?

In our previous article we talked about the concept of copyright and its protection* which, as we already know, includes artistic and literary works, and even scientific works. But what happens if I…

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Copyright in Europe and Latin America: Duration and Inheritance

Copyright is arguably the basis of Intellectual Property as a whole, defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as all creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, as well as…

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Webinar: Geographical Indications in Latin-America

Next Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 11am in Peru (GMT -5), we will hold a Webinar on Geographical Indications in Latin America. We will have the participation of the lawyers Ms. Ayerim Fernández…

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Spotify: software-implemented inventions and their limit with data protection

It is a reality that the SPOTIFY application is part of our lives when we need a moment of disconnection or even while we work. Background music is always a good ally. But…

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Ecuador grants its first Guaranteed Traditional Specialty

The cultural wealth of peoples has different forms of expression. Undoubtedly, one of them is their gastronomy. The Latin American peoples, having foreign influence since the time of the conquest, have a great…

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Distinctiveness of a trademark. An approach from an Ibero-American perspective.

One of the most controversial aspects in the world of Intellectual Property is the denial of registration of a trademark due to its lack of distinctiveness. Escape route or reality? One of the…

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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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