Color Trademarks and Decision 486 of the Andean Community

The Andean Community Court of Justice confirmed that, based on Decision 486, color can be protected as a trademark, provided that it is contained within a particular (and not necessarily distinctive) form. In…

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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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New Mexican Federal Law for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Good news for IPR owners and applicants. A new IP framework is available in Mexico, which will be in force as of November 5, 2020. This new legislation (Federal Law for the Protection of…

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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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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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