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INTA Brand Authenticity ConferenceAbout us
21 Nov 2017

Meet us at the upcoming INTA Brand Authenticity Conference

By Moeller IP Advisors The International Trademark Association (INTA) will hold its first Brand Authenticity    conference from November 30 – December 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. During this conference questions relating to today’s sustainability, corporate social responsibility, how integrity initiatives are driving brand purpose, brand value, and the bottom line will be examined. For more information about […]

license agreement argentinaArgentina
14 Nov 2017

Exploring license agreement registration

By Mariano Tabanera The registration of license agreements before Industrial Property Offices has different effects around the world. In many countries, this registration is required in order to grant the agreement of effectiveness against third parties. In order to prove the use of a trademark in a cancellation action by a local distributor, the agreement […]

Promoting PartnershipsBrazil
07 Nov 2017

Promoting Partnerships

By Adrián Gonzalez The president of BPTO, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, met with representatives of the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union (EUIPO) on September 25 in Rio de Janeiro to discuss partnerships between the BPTO and EUIPO. The focus was the IP Key Latin America project promoting the IP system in Brazil. IP Key […]

TM registration challengePeru
31 Oct 2017

Can registration of a trademark be challenged?

By María Sol Porro Last March the Constitutional Court of Peru, faced with a conflict related to the rejection of the registration of a trademark, established that the registration has no direct constitutional support based on the right to intellectual creation or the right to the protection of intellectual creation. The above-mentioned dispute was originated […]

big dataArgentina
24 Oct 2017

The State and Big Data

By Noelia Soledad Cueva Through the network and the use of intelligent devices, humans are constantly creating and storing information. Facebook posting, twitter feeds, web contents, emails, gps signals, utility billing records, among others, generate information at a large volume with a rapid rate of change that cannot be processed or analyzed using traditional processes, […]

Venice ItalyAbout us
17 Oct 2017

Meet our experts at the upcoming FICPI FORUM 2017!

Gerardo Messerer, Managing partner of Moeller IP Advisors, will be attending the upcoming 17thth FICPI (International Federation of IP Attorneys) Open Forum to be held in Venice, Italy from October 25 – 27, 2017. FICPI Open Forum will offer multi-stream working sessions, permitting attendees to participate in a wide choice of sessions with three parallel paths […]

Stalking will be a crimeArgentina
11 Oct 2017

Stalking will be a crime

By María Sol Porro The Supreme Court of Argentina ruled that spying on Facebook, email and the cell phone contacts is a federal crime. The decision came out of a dispute between two courts (in the case of a woman who denounced her former partner for entering in her social media account, checking her e-mails […]

PPH Partner OfficesBrazil
09 Oct 2017

Brazil becomes newest member of PPH Partner Offices

By Moeller IP Brazil On October 4, 2017 the Brazilian PTO (INPI) and EPO signed the PPH agreement.  The organizations were represented by Luiz Otávio Pimentel, the President of Brazil’s National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and EPO President Benoît Battistelli. The agreement provides for collaboration through a pilot program of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), […]

Medical MarijuanaAbout us
05 Oct 2017

Cannabis for Therapeutic Use in Mexico

By Moeller IP Advisors Cannabis is the preferred designation of the plant Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. The plant has a relatively long history of medical use, as it was already included in the US Pharmacopeia in 1850 for its sedative and anticonvulsant effects. In 1932 cannabis was removed from the British Pharmacopeia and in […]

Protecting Industrial DesignAbout us
28 Sep 2017

Protecting Industrial Design in South America: Brazil Legal Framework

Registering an industrial design is an effective way to protect intellectual property for SMEs in several industries. In general, industrial design registration is exploited by companies active in the furniture, electronic and apparel sectors. Not many know, however, that this kind of protection can be exploited in other industries as well, and in certain limited […]

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