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Brazil Progresses Toward Joining the Madrid Protocolip articles
15 Feb 2018

Brazil Progresses Toward Joining the Madrid Protocol

by Moeller IP Advisors The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty established to create a centralized system of trademark protection for all the signatory states. Through the rules of the Madrid Protocol, applicants can protect their trademarks in all member countries: they just need to file a single application in one of the countries’ that […]

Artificial intelligence and copyright in South Americaip articles
08 Feb 2018

Artificial intelligence and copyright in South America

By Moeller IP Advisors The potential of Artificial intelligence is enormous. The interconnection of A.I. and art is a relatively less explored field, but in this regard the consequences for intellectual protection law are unpredictable and equally interesting. In 2016, a network of Dutch museums presented a portrait created by a computer that analysed hundreds […]

New Measures to Cut Down on Brazil Patent Backlogip articles
01 Feb 2018

New Measures to Cut Down on Brazil Patent Backlog

By Moeller IP Advisors It is very well known that the backlog is probably the main issue affecting the Brazilian patent system. A patent may take an average of 7-10 years for being granted – and although the Brazilian Patent Office, the INPI, has established a series of special programs or patent prosecution highways to […]

The state of Innovation in Mexico - the role of patentsip articles
25 Jan 2018

The state of Innovation in Mexico: the role of patents

by Moeller IP Advisors In the prestigious Bloomberg’s 2017 Innovation Index published last year, Mexico failed to rank among the first 50 top countries. Brazil and Argentina ranked respectively 46th and 49th. The index is developed on the basis of benchmarks that include spending on research and development, manufacturing, the presence of hi-tech companies and […]

When Patents Can Help Protect Breeders Interests in Brazilip articles
12 Jan 2018

When Patents Can Help Protect Breeders Interests in Brazil

Brazil, in line with other South American countries, like Mexico or Argentina, does not consider new plant varieties eligible for patent protection. Cultivars can be protected through the  Brazilian Plant Variety Protection Law enacted in 1997, Law 9456/1997, and that has incorporated the provisions of the 1978 UPOV Convention. The PVP law grants the breeder […]

Domain Names and Trademark Infringements - The Brazilian Experienceip articles
04 Jan 2018

Domain Names and Trademark Infringements – The Brazilian Experience

By Moeller IP Advisors In the mid-1990s and early 2000s, Brazil was overwhelmed by what commentators described as a real “avalanche” of cybersquatting cases: thousands of domain names were registered using a small variation of a trademark name, in order to mislead consumers and divert traffic away from the legitimate websites. The relative facility with […]

Patentability of Embryonic Stem Cells in Mexicoip articles
28 Dec 2017

Patentability of Embryonic Stem Cells in Mexico

By Moeller IP Advisors Stem cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases and constitute a key research tool in the development of novel therapies and personalised medicine. There are two major types of stem cells: adult and embryonic. Embryonic stem (ES) cells seem to possess a much higher therapeutic potential, due […]

Available Enforcement Actions in Case of Patent Infringement in Mexicoip articles
21 Dec 2017

Available Enforcement Actions in Case of Patent Infringement in Mexico

An intellectual property right is not complete unless its enforcement can be easily and timely executed. This is pivotal for ensuring the right ecosystem for doing business, attracting foreign companies and investors – especially in innovative and risky areas like the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. What are the legal remedies available to a company in […]

Pharmaceutical Patents in South America: Registering Patents in Brazil is Going to be Easierip articles
19 Dec 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 […]

trade dressip articles
15 Dec 2017

Trade Dress Protection in Argentina

By Moeller IP Advisors Trade Dress protection is a phenomenon relatively new to the South American legal panorama. The concept of trade dress includes all the visual elements used to promote a specific service or product: the packaging, its shape, the color schemes, the interior design of a shop or even its architectural structure. In Argentina, […]

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