The rise of NFTs in music, art and fashion: What are they and how do they relate to Intellectual Property?

In recent days, there has been a lot of talk about NFTs technology and its relationship with sectors such as music, arts, fashion and luxury goods. This link between the aforementioned technology and…

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App icons can (and should) be registered as trademarks. What do I need to know?

It is true that, today, each and every one of us would find it difficult – to some extent – to live without our mobile phone. An accessory that always accompanies us and…

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New privacy controls give users more power over their data

Technology giants are increasingly receptive to implementing changes to their privacy policies, much more closely aligned with the most widely recognized contemporary regulatory framework: the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In…

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MONOPOLY case: The practice of repeatedly applying for registration of a trademark in order to avoid the consequences of its non-use

On 21 April 2021, the General Court of the European Union ruled in case T-663/19 in relation to the practice of repeatedly applying for the registration of a trademark in order to avoid…

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IP protection in the cosmetics sector: patents, utility models or trade secrets?

When we talk about cosmetics, we inevitably talk about formulas, processes or procedures embodied in certain products that help us to care for, improve and beautify aspects of our skin. Nowadays, there are…

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Brazil’s Supreme Court rules on the effects of the recently declared unconstitutional extension of article 40 of its Patent Law

A few weeks ago we carried out an analysis of the new guidelines for the examination of patent applications in the field of biotechnology in Brazil. With the publication on December 1st. 2020…

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The new Intellectual Property Law in Chile: main changes

Last April, the Chilean Chamber of Deputies approved the draft Industrial Property Law after more than two years in the National Congress. This project, which will now be sent to the Executive, will…

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Compulsory licensing: A solution to the current debate on anti-covid vaccines?

Yesterday we learned that Joe Biden’s Administration (USA) has decided to support the proposal that several countries have submitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to temporarily suspend intellectual property protection for vaccines…

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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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