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ar-officia-fee-increaseArgentina
20 Jul 2017

To increase or not to increase? – The question has been answered

By Moeller IP Advisors Update July 20, 2017 Further to our previous post in June 2017 about this matter, on July 18, 2017, the Office of the President of Argentina published in the Official Bulletin Resolution 311-E / 2017, the planned increase of official fees for intellectual property. The official fee increase will occur in […]

argentine ip field reportArgentina
18 Jul 2017

A special U.S. issued report explores Argentine IP field

By Noelia Cueva In June, the United States Trade Representative´s Office (USTR) issued an official report entitled “Special 301 Report,” which highlighted the different problems that both U.S. Government and companies experience in several countries, including Argentina. In this regard, the USTR not only questioned resolution 283/2015 issued by the Argentine National Institute of Industrial […]

IEPI New GuidelinesEcuador
11 Jul 2017

Ecuador Intellectual Property Institute Approves New Guidelines the Simplification of the Procedures

by Moeller IP Advisors After the recent amendments to the Intellectual Property Law in December 2016 with the INGENIOS Code (Code on Social Economics of Know-how, Creativity and Innovation), Ecuador follows the same path, in an effort to reform and improve the IP legal scenario. In June the Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual Property (IEPI) has […]

Argentina
03 Jul 2017

To increase or not to increase? – That is the question

By Moeller IP Advisors On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Argentine Association of IP Agents (AAAPI) published in their Bulletin No. 1415, the discussion relating to the possible increase of official fees.  This has caused many questions for foreign colleagues and clients, especially in regards to the fee increase amount as well as when the […]

Identifying TRADEMARK RIGHTSAndean Community
20 Jun 2017

IDENTIFYING TRADEMARK RIGHTS vs. COPYRIGHTS

By María Sol Porro Markets have changed and the ways companies do business have evolved. Firms face intense competition so they must seek resources that allow them to create competitive advantages that are difficult to imitate. Currently, the intangible assets of an organization (brands, know-how, designs, etc.), if they are properly managed, become a source […]

rock onip news
19 Jun 2017

Simmons’ horns

by Mariano Tabanera Over the years, we have seen and heard many different attempts at registering different trademarks. In this occasion, Gene Simmons, famous rock star, and Kiss’ front man, has now filed an application to register the famous “Rock On” sign as a trademark, claiming it to be of his own. In the application, […]

New modality of priority patent examinationBrazil
06 Jun 2017

New modality of priority patent examination

By Moeller IP Brazil In order to facilitate the insertion of innovative products and services developed by Brazilian science and technology institutions (ICTs) in the global market, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) is implementing a new modality of priority patent examination. This is a pilot project for the ICT Patents and was established […]

draft lawUruguay
30 May 2017

Parliament debates draft law to join Patent Cooperation Treaty

by Marta Garcia In March 2017, the Uruguayan government sent a draft law to Parliament to become a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which is now being discussed before proceeding to vote. In 2016, the Uruguayan Patent Office (National Directorate of Industrial Property) organized different activities and events to promote and disseminate info regarding […]

custom donationArgentina
23 May 2017

Infringed products inspire massive customs donation

By Mariano Tabanera Over the past few years numerous containers were seized or retained by the Argentine Customs Authority , or were never claimed by the recipients. In January 2017, the Customs Authority concluded  that there were more than 4000 containers in its custody, containing toys, clothes and food,  that in some cases had been […]

Presidential VetoEcuador
16 May 2017

Presidential Veto could infringe authors and music composers worldwide

By María Sol Porro On November 29, 2016, the plenary session of the Ecuadorian National Assembly confirmed President Rafael Correa’s veto exempting management entities representing authors both from Ecuador and around the globe from requesting prior authorization when music is used in public shows. Furthermore, this decision does not ensure that the companies in charge […]

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