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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 […]

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 […]

Comparing Different Supplement BrandsArgentina
15 Aug 2017

Comparative Advertisement: Prohibited or not?

Opinion by Noelia Cueva As long as commerce has existed, advertisement has been a necessary companion of all traders and companies to spotlight their products in the market. Over time a key element of product strategy has been to compare what product A offers (for similar use, feature and / or application) with what product […]

patent processBrazil
08 Aug 2017

Public input request for speeding patent process

By Moeller IP Brazil The Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) and the National Institute of Industrial Property (BPTO), has announced the opening of a public consultation on the proposed standards for a simplified procedure to grant patent applications. This step is taken in order to guarantee transparency for the process and align […]

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 […]

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