INTA Designs ConferenceAbout us
13 Feb 2018

INTA’s Designs Conference: The Power of Design in London UK

By Moeller IP Advisors The upcoming designs conference organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA) will take place on February 27-28, 2018, in London. The conference is going to address how IP professionals can consider how to harness the power of designs and navigate the challenges of obtaining valid and enforceable protection. Some topics open […]

Can makeup have a copyrightArgentina
06 Feb 2018

Can makeup have a copyright?

By María Sol Porro Since the law 11,723 was enacted in 1933 different human expressions were included in its art, meaning humans expressions were included in this law to be protected. So what happened with makeup? The law defines that some makeup is considered protectable work, while other makeup is an expression, excluded for various […]

Moeller IP Advisors - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018About us
31 Jan 2018

Moeller IP Advisors – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2018

Moeller IP Advisors is pleased to announce our firm once again being recommended as one of the leading Intellectual Property firms of ARGENTINA providing guidance for LATIN AMERICA by the WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW 2018.  Our colleagues Victoria De Lasa Andrés and Mariano Municoy were also cited as individuals in the prosecution and strategy section. “Many international […]

Draft IP Law reduces terms for patent proceedingsBrazil
29 Jan 2018

Draft IP Law reduces terms for patent proceedings

By Marta Garcia Last year, Brazilian Senator Cássio Cunha Lima wrote a draft law amending the IP Law in order to reduce the terms for patent proceedings. According to the draft law, patent terms would be amended as follows: a) The term a patent application is kept confidential before publication would be reduced from 18 […]

INTA Seminar- Trademark Administrators and Paralegals in GermanyAbout us
24 Jan 2018

INTA Seminar: Trademark Administrators and Paralegals in Germany

By Moeller IP Advisors The seminar “Trademark Administrators and Paralegals in Germany,” organized by the International Trademark Association (INTA) in conjunction with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), will take place on February 8, 2018, in Munich. The seminar is specifically developed for Trademark Administrators (TMAs), paralegals and other staff dealing with trademarks. Focus […]

Changes to IP LawsArgentina
22 Jan 2018

Changes to IP Laws

By Moeller IP Advisors On January 11, 2018, Presidential Decree No. 27/2018, which introduces many amendments were made to the Argentinian Trademarks, Patents and Industrial Designs Laws, was published in the Argentinian Official Gazette (Link to the official publication:!DetalleNorma/177429/20180111). The main modifications are in connection to the following: Trademarks: Trademark opposition procedures: these no longer […]

New measures to expedite examination of patent applicationsBrazil
18 Jan 2018

New measures to expedite examination of patent applications

by Moeller IP Brazil On January 16, 2018, the Brazilian PTO published a statement regarding the start of a pilot program for the issuance of pre-examination opinions in order to expedite the substantive analysis of patent applications. According to the statement, from January 23, 2018 pre-examination opinions will be issued for a total of 40 […]

Surprise decision on Steve Jobs trademarkEUROPE
16 Jan 2018

Surprise decision on Steve Jobs trademark

by Mariano Tabanera The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has upheld its prior decision to grant the registration of trademark STEVE JOBS, in the name of two Neapolitan brothers, Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato. The trademark  was not only for STEVE JOBS, but also for a stylization, and a very particular letter J, that likely […]

New guidelines clarify divisional filingsChile
10 Jan 2018

New guidelines clarify divisional filings

By Marta Garcia On November 2017, the Chilean PTO (INAPI) published an update of the patent examination guidelines providing clarifications regarding divisional applications. The Regulations to the Chilean IP Law establish that an applicant may voluntarily divide his/her application into two or more divisional applications until the issuance of the first office action regarding substantive […]

Brazilian PTO to start two new PPH pilot programsBrazil
15 Dec 2017

Brazilian PTO to start two new PPH pilot programs

by Marta Garcia As previously reported on October 4, 2017, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office(BPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) signed an agreement to cooperate in order to speed up patent examination procedures. The agreement included a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program, which will start on December 1, 2017, and will initially […]

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