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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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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Mexico adheres to the Hague system on designs

As a consequence of the agreement between the 11 countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Treaty of Transpacific Association (TPP11), on January 16, 2020, Mexico approved its accession to the 1999 Geneva Act…

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Secondary meaning of trademarks in Peru

One of the main defenses to the consideration of a distinctive sign as descriptive or lacking in identifying strength is the argument that the sign has acquired a distinct distinction or, in its…

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