Renewable Energies have experienced a relevant increase within the last two decades and Latin America countries are placing great expectation in non-conventional energy sources at short, medium and long term. In fact, EU SMEs interested in these industries have in Brazil one of their main destination countries, as the Latin American country represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international.
Brazil represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international. The EU's 8th trading partner provides reasonable standards of protection for IPRs, but still has many worth knowing particularities to be noted by entrepreneurs if they want to succeed and use IP as a profitable business tool.
This webinar aims to give an overview about the current situation as regards Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation as well as to provide practical information about the registration and enforcement of the main IPRs in Brazil.
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.
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.
INPI Brazil has just notified users that due to issues related to the computerized processing system, multiclass, co-ownership and division deposits which was due March 9, 2020, will not take effect as foreseen.
These implementations have been postponed, and INPI will notify users soon with a new date.
To read more please be referred to INPI's website.
After Brazil ratified the Madrid Protocol, the registration of Trade marks at the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade (INPI) and the recognition of high renown trade marks has a less strict criterion. In order to become a high renown trade mark in Brazil: after registration, marks have to go through a specific proceeding at INPI, which will get them a declaration of high renown valid for 10 years.
More than 100 renowned trade marks are already benefiting from this unique protection in Brazil.
This webinar aims to give an overview about the current situation as regards Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation as well as to provide practical information about the registration and enforcement of the main IPRs in Brazil focused on the energy and environment sector. SMEs will also be provided expert tips and watch-outs to bear in mind when entering the Latin-American country.
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.
The European Commission’s DG Trade has published last week its biannual report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries.