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bilogic drugsip articles
14 Sep 2017

Data Protection for Innovator Biologic Drugs in South America: the Case of Mexico

By Moeller IP Advisors Until 2016, 35,480 applications for patenting biological drugs were filed in Mexico, according to data provided by Innography, an IP consulting company.  It seems clear that Mexico constitutes a highly valued market for biologics. However, at this date, Mexico doesn’t have a law or another regulatory instrument that guarantees personal data […]

Regulating Generic Drugs in South Americaip articles
07 Sep 2017

Regulating Generic Drugs in South America: the Case of Mexico

By Moeller IP Advisors Last month, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (Cofece) of Mexico released a report stating that major pharmaceutical industries did not face substantial competition from generic drugs in the Mexican market because of regulatory delays and issues. How does the Mexican law regulate generics? What sorts of issues does a company face when […]

Geographical Indication in South Americaip articles
24 Aug 2017

Obtaining Geographical Indication in South America: the case of Brazil

This June, the Brazilian INPI granted the registration of Geographical Indication to the product “Uvas Finas de Mesa” of Marialva. Marialva is a municipality located in Northern Brazil and is considered the largest producer of grapes in the state of Paraná. Recently, the Geographical Indication was also granted to the “Erva-mate” of São Matheus, a […]

Cultivar Rightsip articles
03 Aug 2017

Protecting Cultivar Rights in South America

by Moeller IP Advisors It goes without saying that the agribusiness sector is one of the most developed in South America. Investments in R&D in this sector are common and in order to protect them, a satisfactory legal framework has to guarantee the security of those economical efforts. Infringements of Cultivar Rights New plant varieties are […]

Pharmaceutical Patents in South Americaip articles
13 Jul 2017

Pharmaceutical Patents in South America: Registering Patents in Brazil is Going to be Easier

by Moeller IP Advisors Brazil is one of the biggest pharmaceutical markets in the world. IMS Health -a pharmaceutical consulting and information company- estimated that the Brazilian market will achieve around 40 billions of US dollars in 2017, in pharmaceutical sales. From 2007 to 2011, the market grew an astounding 82%, according to a report […]

Plants be Protected under Intellectual Propertyip articles
06 Jul 2017

Can Plants be Protected under Intellectual Property Law in South America?

South America owns an incredible natural plant variety and its climate is dominated by extended and relatively warm regions which favour cultivation. No wonder South America’s crop accounts for around the 10% of the world’s produce. In the region, Brazil and Argentina are the main exporters, given their large production of oil seeds and grains. […]

green patentip articles
22 Jun 2017

Want to register a Green Patent in South America? Brazil Made it Quicker for You

The Potential for Green Technologies Green is certainly an adjective that fits Brazil. Not only because of the abundance of its natural resources, but for several other reasons:  Brazil is one of the world leaders in bioenergy – more than 85% of the domestically produced electricity used in Brazil comes from renewable energy sources. Moreover, […]

title and meta tagsip articles
14 Jun 2017

Want to avoid IP infringements? Keep an eye on your keywords and meta tags!

What Are Keywords and Meta Tags When online users look for information on Google or other search engines, they use “keywords” or “search queries”. These are words or sentences that describe what users are looking for. Obviously, everyone wants their website to rank first on Google for some given “keywords”, and there are several techniques […]

biotech patentip articles
09 Jun 2017

Biotech Patents in Brazil

The Potential of Brazil Brazil is extremely rich in natural resources and biological variety. The production of ethanol fuel from sugarcane – Brazil is the world’s second largest producer – is just an example: the potential is even greater, as a very advanced agri-industrial technology pairs with an abundance of arable And biofuels are not […]

Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiroip articles
01 Jun 2017

Copyright of Public Works of art: the Case of Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro

You are a professional photographer taking photos in a modern, beautiful city like Rio De Janeiro. It is a safe bet to say that, more often than not, you will happen to include copyrighted monuments, buildings and works of art in your photographs. You may do that accidentally – you want to depict someone and […]

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