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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SPAIN: Manchego cheese: Down in a village of La Mancha…

In 2012, the Manchego Cheese Protected Designation of Origin Regulatory Council Foundation filed a lawsuit requesting that the labels “Golden Adarga”, “Rocinante” and “Super Rocinante” be used, which were used by a Cheese…

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SPAIN: The requirement to act diligently and consistently in order to maximize the profitability obtained by a patent.

One of the fundamental principles of civil law is that which indicates that one cannot go against his or her own acts. Roman law contained in the aphorism “come against proprium factum nulli…

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Brazil implements the Madrid Protocol and re-shapes its trademark practice

On October 2nd, four resolutions materialized the accession of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol and re-shaped trademark practice in the country. With this, the country concluded some giant steps in quite a short…

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