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Patent Prosecution Highway pilot programArgentina
28 Mar 2017

Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program started between INPI-Argentina and USPTO

By Marta Garcia On March 3, 2017, a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program started between the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The pilot program will run for a period of three years ending on March 2, 2020, which may be extended if […]

patent infringementip articles
23 Mar 2017

What to Do If You Believe Your Patent is Being Infringed

You may have set up a Google alert and have been alerted that a product very similar to the one you patented hit the web; you may have been notified of the infringement by your legal department, or you may have just, randomly, stumbled upon it. In all the cases, you suspect your patent has been […]

startup optionWorldwide
21 Mar 2017

STARTUPS & IP

An advice piece by Laura Moreno Sosa I have recently been talking to a friend, founding partner of a successful global startup, about the level of importance his company gives to Intellectual Property (IP) protection. It came as no surprise to find out that they really do not pay much attention to it since they […]

trademark licencingTrademark
16 Mar 2017

5 Things To Know About Trademark Licensing

Trademark licensing is the practice by which a trademark owner permits a third party to use its trademarks.Trademark licensing is the driving force behind the value of many brands. It is attractive to brand owners because it allows owners to extend brand awareness to new products or service categories that may not be feasible for […]

Ecuador Law And Justice ConceptEcuador
14 Mar 2017

New IP Law in Ecuador: Implications for patents

By Marta Garcia As previously reported in our blog, in October 2016 the Ecuadorian Parliament approved the Organic Code for the Social Economy of Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation (a.k.a. INGENIOS Code), which includes a new Intellectual Property Law that repeals the previousIP Law of 1998 (amended in 2006). Subsequently, the code was passed on to […]

copyright laws- Brazil and ArgentinaCopyright Laws
09 Mar 2017

What Is “Fair Use” of a Copyrighted Work

Copyright laws protect the author of a creative work, setting out the rights of the owner, as well as the responsibilities of other people who want to use the work. The most notable exception to those rights, the so-called Fair Use, has received substantially different degrees of protection under different legal systems.   What is […]

CopyrightPanama
09 Mar 2017

The party is over when Copyright infringed

By María Sol Porro The Special Prosecutor for Crimes against Intellectual Property and Computer Security of the Attorney General’s Office, has sentenced a popular DJ to 36 months in prison for infringement of the economic order, copyright and related intellectual property (IP) rights. According to the prosecutor, the DJ has been charged based on three […]

3D Rendering Of Dietary SupplementsColombia
02 Mar 2017

Police and national authorities team to seize dietary supplements

By Natalia Julia Rodriguez On December 15, 2016, in an operation carried out by the National Institute of Food and Drug Surveillance (INVIMA), with the support of the Metropolitan Police of Bogotá, approximately 15,000 dietary supplement units were seized in the commercial center of San Victorino, Bogotá, Colombia. The dietary supplements as well as medications […]

trademark registrationTrademark
01 Mar 2017

4 Reasons Your Trademark Registration Could Be Denied

Although registering your trademark is a relatively inexpensive in most of the South American countries, especially if performed online, the registration procedure generally takes several months to be concluded – approximately 18 months in Argentina and from 24 to 36 months in Brazil. Here are the most common reasons why a trademark registration could be denied. 1. The […]

Comparing Different Supplement BrandsArgentina
22 Feb 2017

Comparative Advertisement: Prohibited or not?

Opinion by Noelia Cueva As long as commerce has existed, advertisement has been a necessary companion of all traders and companies to spotlight their products in the market. Over time a key element of product strategy has been to compare what product A offers (for similar use, feature and / or application) with what product […]

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