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trade name and trademarkip articles
23 Nov 2017

Trade Names and Trademarks in South America: the Case of Brazil

By Moeller IP Advisors In today’s competitive economy, business owners need to ensure adequate IP protection for their company by registering their trademark, patent, copyright and last but not least, trade name. It is particularly important to differentiate between trademarks and trade names: a trade name is the name that identifies a company after the […]

Gene Therapy Treatmentsip articles
16 Nov 2017

The Legal Framework for Gene Therapy Treatments in Mexico

By Moeller IP Advisors Gene therapy is a pioneering medical technique which consists in introducing genes or other genetic materials into a patient’s cells for therapeutic purposes. Genes are inserted to correct or replace abnormal or mutated genes into the patient’s body. Gene therapy has been developed to cure hereditary genetic conditions but late discoveries […]

Pharmaceutical Patents in South Americaip articles
10 Nov 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 […]

Backlog for Patents in Brazilip articles
02 Nov 2017

Reducing the Backlog for Patents in Brazil: a Review of the Available Examination Acceleration Programmes

The backlog is one of the main problems that a company has to face when applying for a patent before the Brazilian Intellectual Property Office, the INPI. A patent application can take an average of seven years to be granted in Brazil. For this reason, the INPI has established a series of special programs in […]

Trade Dress Protection in the Brazilian Systemip articles
26 Oct 2017

Trade Dress Protection in the Brazilian System

Your business’ distinctive signs, be it the trademark, the colors, and font of the websites, the packaging all play an important role in making sure that customers can easily identify your products. However, not all the elements that fall under the category of “brand” and that make a product or a service distinctive and characteristic, […]

Trademark Registration in Argentinaip articles
19 Oct 2017

Opposing a Trademark Registration in Argentina

According to data from the Argentine Patent Office (INPI) in 2016, there were 71.020 trademark applications and 14.211 trademark oppositions, around 20% of all applications. What’s the procedure for opposing a trademark registration in Argentina? The Argentine Trademark Law 22362 establishes that every trademark application is followed by a formal examination carried out by the INPI. […]

trademark registrationip articles
12 Oct 2017

Brazilian Domain names and Trademarks Registered by Different Owners: Which One Should Prevail?

Registering a domain name that matches with the trademark is an established course of action for the protection of a company’s IP assets. In fact, a domain name has the same function as a trademark in the online world: the domain becomes the virtual image of the business. Sometimes, however, the same domain name and […]

green patentip articles
03 Oct 2017

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

By Moeller IP Advisors 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 […]

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 […]

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