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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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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IP protection in the cosmetics sector: patents, utility models or trade secrets?

When we talk about cosmetics, we inevitably talk about formulas, processes or procedures embodied in certain products that help us to care for, improve and beautify aspects of our skin. Nowadays, there are…

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What is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)? Concept and requirements for obtaining it

When it comes to agricultural products and foodstuffs, there are many advantages that a designation of origin can offer them. However, these products must meet a series of requirements in order to obtain…

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Vulgarization of trademarks or how to lose distinctiveness through over-popularity

Kleenex®, Tipp-Ex®, Rimmel®, Velcro, bimbo® bread, aftersun®… We have all used many of these words at some time in our everyday language to refer to certain products in a generic way, but the…

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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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