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.

App protection in Chile

Flonder, a Spanish SME that created a product delivery app, was planning to expand to Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru at the lowest cost.

The Spanish company decided to enter in the Latin American region by collaborating with a local partner. Negotiations with a Chilean company went well and they agreed on sharing the distributors channels and, thus, publicly announced that Flonder would start operating in the Latin American country on the 15th of September, for which a series of promotional events were organized.

How to protect your IPR online

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European SMEs seeking to expand their businesses towards the Latin American region consider the Internet as a preferential channel to do so. With the Internet being such an easy entrance for new products and services, it can also be used by forgers from all over the world as an instrument to sell counterfeit goods or commit any kind of Intellectual Property (IP) frauds.

Franchise Protection in Colombia

Esprimere, an Italian coffee shop, has registered their trademark ‘PronTissimo’ (wordmark) and their logo (figurative mark) in their national IP office. It has contacted local IP lawyers in all the countries since it is planning to expand to Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia and has applied for the registration of both trademarks in all three countries.