GUATEMALA: Law against Cybercrime initiative turned down

On August 24, 112 deputies to the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala voted in favor of the objections to Decree 30-2022 and as a consequence, the so-called Cybercrime Prevention and Protection Law,…

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PERU: Modification of deadlines in trademark procedure and infringement actions

In Peru, the basic industrial property legal framework is the Common regime on industrial property contained in Decision 486 of the Andean Community. This community standard is complemented with norms issued by national…

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Brussels proposes protecting craft and industrial products in Europe

Craft products are one of the great riches of Europe and although the vast majority of countries (not all) that are part of the European Union have their own legislative framework for designations…

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New technical guidelines for patentability of inventions associated with transgenic plants with focus on elite events in Brazil

Last March, the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) published a Technical Note (INPI/CPAPD No. 01/2022), to which you can access below, with the objective of clarifying the patentability of inventions involving…

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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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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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New guidelines for the examination of patent applications in the field of biotechnology in Brazil

On 1 December 2020, INPI/PR Normative Instruction No. 118/2020 was published in the Industrial Property Journal (RPI) and came into force, which establishes the new Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications in…

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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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