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Argentina
24 Jun 2013

Adoption of the 10th Edition of the Nice Classification

As from January 1st, 2013, the TM Office adopted the 10th Edition of the Nice Classification to distinguish goods and services for the registration of trademarks Resolution Nr. P-297, taken by the President of the argentinean PTO, was published in the Official Bulletin last December 28th 2012. It is to be noted, that this adoption […]

Peru
24 Jun 2013

Accession to the Hague Apostille

On November 9th, 2009, the Congress approved Peru’s accession to the Hague Apostille Convention. Although this country was already a member of the Hague Conference, it had not signed the Hague Apostille Convention until now. However, it will not enter into force until Peru deposits the corresponding instrument of accession. After this, another Peruvian law […]

Argentina
24 Jun 2013

Access Strasbourg Agreement concerning the international patent classification

On September 13, 2007, the Government of the Argentine Republic deposited the instrument of accession to the Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification of March 24, 1971, as amended on September 28, 1979.Said Agreement will enter into force, with respect to the Argentine Republic, on September 13, 2008. Argentine Patent Office has used said […]

Costa Rica
24 Jun 2013

Accesion to the Hague Apostille

On December 14th, 2011, the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, the “Apostille Convention”, entered finally into force in Costa Rica. With this addition, currently the Latin-American countries members of the Apostille Treaty are: Argentina, Belize, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and […]

Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
24 Jun 2013

About the Adequation of Decision 486 of the Andean Community1

On August 13th 2008, The Commission of the Andean Community has issued Decision 689 which allows adequating certain provisions of Decision 486 granting rights to each country member to develop and strengthen protection of Industrial Property rights through internal legislation. Said Decision 689 recommends introducing amendments aimed at the following aspects of Decision 486 Patents […]

Uruguay
24 Jun 2013

Abandoned Patent Applications

Resolution 6/2011 invites Patent Attorneys to inform before December 31, 2011, the patent, industrial model and design applications, in which their applicants are no longer interested. This is an invitation and not a request, so it will have no negative consequences for the applicant, nor its applications, if nothing is informed. The aim of the […]

Mexico
24 Jun 2013

.mx domain extension is available

As from September 1st, until October 31, 2009 there is an initial registration stage, within which an .mx domain extension is available for any applying person or organization, provided that the domain name is not reserved (due to the pre-registration or other technical reasons). The criterion applied in this new phase is governed on a […]

Argentina
24 Jun 2013

Renewal Proceedings: New Disposition No. M-520/10

Owner inconsistencies in trademark renewal proceedings must be amended with the pertinent documents showing the legitimacy of the applicant who filed the trademark renewal. The legitimacy must exist before or at the moment of renewing the respective trademark. Otherwise the nullity or rejection of the renewal proceeding could be declared. This disposition has the purpose […]

Venezuela
24 Jun 2013

Main differences between the Decision 344 and 486 of the Andean Community and the IP Law of 1955

After the publication of the withdrawal decision, a group of Agents filed a claim against it, requesting the suspension of its legal effects. On November 10, 2008 the answer provided by the TM Office was published (Bulletin N� 497), according to which the claim was considered “inapplicable”. The Office is not able to suspend the […]

Brazil
24 Jun 2013

Important advance in the resolution of domain name disputes in Brazil.

The Brazilian Internet Management Committee has announced the creation of an administrative dispute resolution proceeding for .br domain names. The system is in harmony with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, applicable for those domain names which had been registered and/or are being used in bad faith, providing that: the registered domain name will […]

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