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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Shapes as TM in Latam – The restrictive position of Chile

A recent resolution from the Chilean INAPI has reminded us that Chile is one of the few countries which formally reject the possibility to register the shape of a product as a trademark….

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Webinar: Antibody Patenting in Latin-America

On Tuesday June 30th, 2020 – 12.30pm EST (New York) / 6.30pm CEST (Paris) we hosted a Webinar on Antibody Patenting in Latin-America with an experienced panel. We tried to throw some light…

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In the company of Jedi´s

While digging into recent resolutions from the Peruvian INDECOPI, one of my partners noticed an interesting resolution issued a few months ago which deals with Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi®. He mentioned it to…

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COLOMBIA – Of stitches, printers and video tapes: The competitive connection between products.

The Colombian “Superintendencia” recalls that to prevent the registration of a trademark based on a prior one, it is required that there be a competitive connection between the products and services of both…

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Data protection: Latin-America and Covid-19

Similar to the permanent tension that exists with the right to Freedom of Expression, this dialectic between Privacy and liberties in the treatment of information has been reproduced since the “revolution of social…

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Suspension of IP terms in Latam, Spain, Portugal.

Most of the IP offices in Latin America, Spain and Portugal have suspended the terms of procedures regarding intellectual property rights. However, most of them accept documents through electronic means. Since the extent…

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