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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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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