Rules for Labelling and Advertising Food and Beveragesip articles
07 Dec 2017

Rules for Labelling and Advertising Food and Beverages in Mexico

By Moeller IP Advisors In the last years, Mexico has been facing a rise in health issues connected to poor diet and drinking habits. According to the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2006, hypertension increased of 25% in the previous six years, while data from the OECD shows that in 2015 a whopping 30% of […]

Domain namesip articles
05 Dec 2017

Domain names and trade disputes resolution in Argentina

By Moeller IP Advisors Cybersquatting, the practice of registering domain names using a small variation on a trademark’s name, has been on the rise in South America in the last years. Argentina makes no exception. In the country, registering a ccTLD domain name with the extension,, etc. was free until 2014 – […]

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 […]

trade name and trademarkip articles
23 Nov 2017

Trade Names and Trademarks in South America: the Case of Brazil

By Moeller IP Advisors In today’s competitive economy, business owners need to ensure adequate IP protection for their company by registering their trademark, patent, copyright and last but not least, trade name. It is particularly important to differentiate between trademarks and trade names: a trade name is the name that identifies a company after the […]

INTA Brand Authenticity ConferenceAbout us
21 Nov 2017

Meet us at the upcoming INTA Brand Authenticity Conference

By Moeller IP Advisors The International Trademark Association (INTA) will hold its first Brand Authenticity    conference from November 30 – December 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. During this conference questions relating to today’s sustainability, corporate social responsibility, how integrity initiatives are driving brand purpose, brand value, and the bottom line will be examined. For more information about […]

Gene Therapy Treatmentsip articles
16 Nov 2017

The Legal Framework for Gene Therapy Treatments in Mexico

By Moeller IP Advisors Gene therapy is a pioneering medical technique which consists in introducing genes or other genetic materials into a patient’s cells for therapeutic purposes. Genes are inserted to correct or replace abnormal or mutated genes into the patient’s body. Gene therapy has been developed to cure hereditary genetic conditions but late discoveries […]

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 […]

Promoting PartnershipsBrazil
07 Nov 2017

Promoting Partnerships

By Adrián Gonzalez The president of BPTO, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, met with representatives of the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union (EUIPO) on September 25 in Rio de Janeiro to discuss partnerships between the BPTO and EUIPO. The focus was the IP Key Latin America project promoting the IP system in Brazil. IP Key […]

Backlog for Patents in Brazilip articles
02 Nov 2017

Reducing the Backlog for Patents in Brazil: a Review of the Available Examination Acceleration Programmes

The backlog is one of the main problems that a company has to face when applying for a patent before the Brazilian Intellectual Property Office, the INPI. A patent application can take an average of seven years to be granted in Brazil. For this reason, the INPI has established a series of special programs in […]

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 […]

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