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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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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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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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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