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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moeller attorneys hold IP LecturesArgentina
28 Nov 2017

Moeller attorneys hold IP Lectures

By María Sol Porro During last October talks corresponding to the “Legal Café” of the Attorneys of the Federal Public Bar Association of Capital City – Buenos Aires(CPACF), Moeller IP attorneys, Noelia Cueva and María Sol Porro presented various topics regarding Intellectual Property. The corresponding conferences, which took place every Tuesday in October, addressed the […]

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 […]

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