Intellectual Property in Latin America: key mechanisms to protect your business

The webinar aims to give an overview to the European SMEs on how they can best protect their Intellectual Property on Latin-American markets (focused on Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru). The expert will provide practical information on how to register, protect and enforce Trademark rights in the region and how to effectively protect the logo of the company or the product, as well as how to proceed as to the inventions, designs and copyright-protectable contents.

Be up-to-date with the situation of the main IP Offices in Latin America (Covid-19 spread)

ClarkeModet has just published a new information page in which changes announcements on the main IP Offices in Latin America are being updated.

The following information can be found:

- Process availability (On-site and online)

- Exceptional measures taken

- Official note

Latin America IP Offices that are being updated: INPI Argentina, INPI Brazil, INAPI Chile, SIC Colombia, IMPI Mexico, INDECOPI Peru, DNPI Uruguay and SAPI Venezuela. EPO, EUIPO and WIPO are also updated through the link below.

Argentina, Brazil and Chile are leading innovation in Latin America

Bloomberg has just published its annual Bloomberg Innovation Index for the year 2020. This Index analyzes dozens of criteria using seven metrics, including research and development spending, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies.

As to the Latin American countries, Argentina (45), Brazil (46) and Chile (54) are in the lead of innovation in this Region. Argentina has moved up 5 places in the Index, while Chile has moved up 7. 

PROSUR PPH Project has been extended for 1 more year

Recently, PROSUR committee has recently announced the extension of the PROSUR PPH project, for another 12 months.

The PROSUR PPH Project allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.

This Committee, with representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, met in Montevideo, Uruguay, in order to analise how the following 12 months of the project will be.

Joint INTA and ASIPI report on the economic impact of trade marks in Latin America

The International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) issued their second report on the economic impact of registered trade marks on the economies of 10 Latin American countries. The first report published in 2016 focused on Colombia, Chile, Panama, Peru and Mexico. For this second edition were added the following five: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.