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Can makeup have a copyrightArgentina
20 Apr 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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