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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, […]

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), […]

ip right infringement by tattooChile
26 Sep 2017

WARNING: Your tattoo may be infringing an IP right!

By María Sol Porro The Chilean national football team player, Arturo Vidal, is being sued by the “Hueso Santo” advertising agency because, according to their claim, one of the player’s tattoos is based on a logo they created. For this reason, the above-mentioned advertising agency filed its complaint before the National Institute of Industrial Property […]

pharmaceutical patent applicationsBrazil
12 Sep 2017

Update about ANVISA´s role in pharmaceutical patent applications

By Marta García In August 2017, the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) published Resolution No. 168/2017, which establishes the administrative procedures related to ANVISA´s “prior consent” for the granting of pharmaceutical patent applications, regulated by Joint Ordinance No. 1/2017. As previously reported in our blog, earlier this year the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property […]

patent applicationsBrazil
31 Aug 2017

BPTO´s public consultation on simplified granting procedure of patent applications concludes

By Moeller IP Advisors On July 27, 2017, a new resolution proposal for a simplified granting procedure of patent applications by the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) and the Brazilian PTO (BPTO) was opened to public consultation until today August 31, 2017. This initiative is aimed at addressing the significant patent examination […]

ANMAT blogArgentina
22 Aug 2017

Omeprazol ILAB and Mila Marzi make-up products out of the market

By Noelia Cueva The National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT), has recently detected and prohibited the commercialization and use of four make-up items from Mila Marzi´sline and Omeprazol medicine from the Immunolab laboratory. The official statement indicated that the products involved in Mila Marzi´s line – black eyes, lip gloss, lip moisturizer […]

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