INAPI has recently announce the implementation of a new tool, which allows users to search for patents registered since June 2014.
This new tool gives access to all digital patent files from this year 2014. To that purpose, users will have to get a "Clave Única" (Unique Key) From the Civil Registry Offices.
Thanks to this tool, users will be able to access to the data from all their patent process online, avoiding any documents to be printed at INAPI or the need to be present at the Office.
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.
Fusion is a German SME that has created a notebook, the pages of which are made from a polyester component instead of wood. This enables the user to write, scan with a mobile, upload the content directly to the cloud and erase the pages with a damp cloth. The company has allied with some of the most relevant cloud storage companies, so that when users scan their page through the app, they can organise and decide where this page should be saved in the cloud. The notebook can then be reused indefinitely, saving therefore paper and plastic, which will, in turn, benefit our environment.
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 Chilean National IP Institute INAPI, has announced that deadlines to some administrative processes related to the filing of intellectual property rights will be extended due to serious damages suffered by the office recently which rendered normal operations in the INAPI impossible.
INAPI Chile signs a cooperation agreement with the National Customs Service.
Thanks to this agreement, and through the access to INAPI's Platform for Mass Trademark Processing, customs will have open access to a database of Trademarks making the controls in customs more efficient.
To read more (in Spanish), please be referred to INAPI's website.
Chile has just joined the TMClass database platform. This platform, implemented by the EUIPO and run by the EU Commission, is a harmonized database with more than 70,000 terms from which users can benefit from.
This tool contributes to the search and classification of products and services, making it easier for users who are willing to protect their trademarks. Moreover, this tool searches and translates in 44 languages.
With INAPI, 77 Offices have already joined the tool.
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.