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Brazilian biodiversity Law and IP issuesBrazil
24 Apr 2018

Brazilian biodiversity Law and IP issues

by Raquel Teixeira On February 27, 2018, the Brazilian INPI issued a requirement for patent owners or the patent application depositant to report whether during the development of the matter revealed in the patent there has been or not access to the national genetic patrimony or associated traditional knowledge. This requirement is based on the […]

17 Apr 2018

PTO established as PCT ISA/IPEA

By Marta Garcia Since October 2014, the Chilean National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) has been working as a competent International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) for patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The following 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries have designated the INAPI as PCT ISA/IPEA: […]

launch of IP Key Latin AmericaLatin America
04 Apr 2018

Official launch of IP Key Latin America

by Moeller IP Advisors On March 8, 2018 the project IP Key Latin America was officially launched at the San Martin Palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. IP Key Latin America is a collaborative project of partners with the goal of increasing awareness of the benefits of intellectual property. In particular, the group spotlights IP as […]

Amendments of Mexican Industrial Property LawMexico
26 Mar 2018

Amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law

by Jose Santacroce On March 13, 2018, the Mexican government and the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office (IMPI) made amendments to the Mexican Industrial Property Law.  These changes affect specifically the publication of utility model and industrial design applications, the definition of independent creation and significative degree concepts, the extension term of industrial designs and […]

Free Trade Agreement Implications for patents and designsMercosur-EU
20 Mar 2018

Free Trade Agreement: Implications for patents and designs

By Marta Garcia The European Union (EU) and the four founding members of sub-regional trade bloc Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay) have been negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) for the last 17 years as part of a broader Association Agreement between the two regions. After a pause in the EU-Mercosur negotiations in 2012, […]

Five people arrested for Intellectual Property Law infringementChile
14 Mar 2018

Five people arrested for Intellectual Property Law infringement

By María Sol Porro Five people were arrested for violating Intellectual Property Law in seven pubs and restaurants in Puerto Montt, a port city in southern Chile’s Lake District.They were arrested for illegally downloading and distributing movies and music. The detectives in charge of the raid were from of the Economic Crimes Brigade, working with […]

Draft IP Law reduces terms for patent proceedingsBrazil
06 Mar 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 […]

Argentina and Europe to cooperate on patentsArgentina
21 Feb 2018

Argentina and Europe to cooperate on patents

by Moeller IP Advisors On February 5, 2018, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the introduction of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) by INPI. The MoU was signed during a meeting held between EPO President Benoît Battistelli and Argentina’s […]

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 […]

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: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNorma/177429/20180111). The main modifications are in connection to the following: Trademarks: Trademark opposition procedures: these no longer […]

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