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 […]

Pharmaceutical Patents in South America: Registering Patents in Brazil is Going to be Easierip articles
22 Mar 2018

Pharmaceutical Patents in South America: Registering Patents in Brazil is Going to be Easier

by Moeller IP Advisors Brazil is one of the biggest pharmaceutical markets in the world. IMS Health -a pharmaceutical consulting and information company- estimated that the Brazilian market will achieve around 40 billions of US dollars in 2017, in pharmaceutical sales. From 2007 to 2011, the market grew an astounding 82%, according to a report […]

New Measures to Cut Down on Brazil Patent Backlogip articles
21 Mar 2018

New Measures to Cut Down on Brazil Patent Backlog

By Moeller IP Advisors It is very well known that the backlog is probably the main issue affecting the Brazilian patent system. A patent may take an average of 7-10 years for being granted – and although the Brazilian Patent Office, the INPI, has established a series of special programs or patent prosecution highways to […]

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, […]

Internet of Things in Brazilip articles
15 Mar 2018

Internet of Things in Brazil: Economic Potential and Legal Implications

By Moeller IP Advisors The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly popular and expert are talking about a “fourth industrial revolution” when referring to the potentials that IoT technologies have to offer. In simple terms, the Internet of Things consists of a network of physical devices which are connected to the […]

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 […]

Chemical Patent Applicationsip articles
09 Mar 2018

INPI Brazil Issues New Guidelines For Chemical Patent Applications

By Moeller IP Advisors According to data from the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, the number of patents related to chemical products has grown tremendously in the last 20 years: the CAS Registry collects data on more than 132 million organic and inorganic substances. Brazil makes no exception to […]

Patent Prosecution Highway Programs in Brazilip articles
07 Mar 2018

Patent Prosecution Highway Programs in Brazil

By Moeller IP Advisors On February 1, 2018, the latest Patent Prosecution Highway Agreement signed by the Brazilian Institute for Intellectual Property (INPI Brazil) and the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China, came into force. The pilot program provides for an accelerated procedure for all patents filed in the field of Information Technology, packaging, […]

Draft IP Law reduces terms for patent proceedingsBrazil
06 Mar 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 […]

Séminaire PI 2018 Gentilly – FranceAbout us
01 Mar 2018

Séminaire PI 2018: Gentilly – France

Pour Moeller IP Advisors La quartièmeedition du Séminaire PI aura lieu à Gentilly le 21 Mars 2018. Le Séminaire a été crée principalement par les Directeurs de la Propriété Intelletctuelle de differents secteurs. Chercheurs, avocats et étudiants sont aussi bienvenus. Le Séminaire pésentera le “trosseau” nécessaire au Directeur PI pour mener à bien ses missions […]

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