Protecting Industrial DesignAbout us
28 Sep 2017

Protecting Industrial Design in South America: Brazil Legal Framework

Registering an industrial design is an effective way to protect intellectual property for SMEs in several industries. In general, industrial design registration is exploited by companies active in the furniture, electronic and apparel sectors. Not many know, however, that this kind of protection can be exploited in other industries as well, and in certain limited […]

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 […]

register your trademarkAbout us
21 Sep 2017

Why it’s a Good Idea to Register Your Trademark in the System of Alert in Argentina

Argentina is ranked among the twenty countries in the world with the highest number of trademark registrations. As established by Law n.22.362/1980, the trademark’s owner needs to file the registration at the INPI – the National Institute for Intellectual Property, and if the application is successful, the trademark protection is warranted for 10 years, renewable […]

GRUR Annual MeetingAbout us
19 Sep 2017

GRUR Annual Meeting

By Moeller IP Advisors Mr. Gerardo Messerer, Managing Partner will be attending the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) Conference, which will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from September 27 – 30. GRUR’s Autumn Conference will have numerous experts from Germany and abroad representing academia, industry.  They will present and discuss the […]

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 […]

Meet our expertsAbout us
29 Aug 2017

Meet our experts at the upcoming LES Annual Conference 2017!

By Moeller IP Advisors Gerardo Messerer, Managing partner of Moeller IP Advisors, will be attending the upcoming LES SCANDINAVIA Annual Conference 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark from September 11-12, 2017. “Digital disruption – IP in the new era” is the theme of the conference. Mr. Messerer will be available to discuss the latest trends and updates in […]

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 […]

Biological DrugsAbout us
17 Aug 2017

Biological Drugs in South America: How to Patent Antibodies in Brazil

According to a report published by the British consulting company VisionGain, the drugs market in Brazil will reach the amount of $41.3 billion in 2017 and by 2020 it’s likely to overtake every other market except the US, China and Japan. So far the scene has been dominated by synthetic chemical drugs – simple chemical […]

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 […]

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