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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Webinar: Privacy, Cybersecurity and Telecommunications in Latin-America.

On Wednesday July 29th, 2020 – 12.30pm EST (New York) / 6.30pm CEST (Paris) we will be hosting a Webinar on Privacy, Cybersecurity and Telecommunications in Latin-America with a widely experienced panel. We…

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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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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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Honduras accepting applications by electronic means

Even though terms are still suspended, as of April 27th 2020, the Honduran Property Institute, through the General Directorate of Intellectual Property, has made available to users the submission of applications by electronic…

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Portugal: Suspension of terms lifted as of April 16th, 2020

During the exceptional and temporary period which Portugal is going through, due to the epidemiological situation of the new coronavirus – Covid 19, it came into force Law No. 1-A / 2020, of…

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