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, Mexico or Colombia some of their main destination countries, as the Latin American countries represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international.
With the occasion to celebrate the Environment day, the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) has confirmed that today the Decision time for green patents is just of 1.2 years, counted from the application to enter the program.
Did you know that there are more than 45 Million Smartphone devices in Brazil (2018)? And that algorithm codes embedded concepts from Google are protected thanks to Trade Secrets? Check out this infographic to know more on how to protect your innovations in the software sector through Copyright, Patent, Trade Secrets and Trade mark protection.
INPI Brazil has launched a new user-friendly website, enhancing the experience for users.
Currently the portal is in beta version and will undergo improvements until its final version.
This new portal is part of both the Digital Government Strategy 2020-2022 and the IP Digital Plan.
To read more, please be referred to the brand new INPI's website.
The current situation has impacted SMEs operating in Latin America (or willing to do so), which may not know how they can still protect the innovative aspects of their business that allow them to commercialize safely and how to enforce their rights in a lockdown scenario.
At the same time, new opportunities arise in crucial sectors and European entrepreneurs that are intending to take advantage of them must know what are the key IP mechanisms they can benefit from.
WIPO is again showing their greatest efforts against this world epidemic crisis. This time they have launched a new tool that takes care of tracking IP policy changes related to COVID-19 in Member States.
Currently, the database has begun with a selection of more than 20 countries and regional offices. Brazil, Cuba and El Salvador are already in the tool.
The "COVID-19 IP Policy Tracker" will be updated regularly. It is freely accessible through a database interface.
The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trade marks worldwide.
The system allows brand owners to protect their trade marks in up to 122 countries by filing one application, using one language (English, French or Spanish) and paying one set of fees.
This webinar looks into Trade Mark registration through the Madrid system and its main features.
The World Trademark Review (WTR) has ranked INAPI Chile as the 6th most innovative IP Office in the world in 2020, and IMPI Mexico 8th. Singapore IP Office was the winner this year, being ranked 1st.
The WTR is a well-recognised website and magazine covering commercial and international practice of trademark law.
In addition, SIC Colombia and INDECOPI Peru were both ranked 20th and INPI Brazil 24th.
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.