Sweden Brazil Innovation Initiative (SBII) is a collaboration between Sweden and Brazil with the aim of increasing innovation collaborations between industry and research organizations in the two countries. As a part of this collaboration, there is an open call at Vinnova, together with Brazilian EMBRAPII, to fund a number of innovation projects in the following focus areas: health, smart cities, bioeconomy and mining.
Fashion goes virtual - and the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk joins in with a new webinar!
Torino FashionMatch 2020 is the innovative and international format that facilitates the creation of business agreements within the Fashion Industry. It is the perfect platform to make new business connections and explore international market opportunities - and that makes knowing the legal landscape for protecting your designs and IPs essential even before you go.
WIPO releases their Global Innovation Index 2020 with the focus on "Who Will Finance Innovation?". It is the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as co-publishers, and their Knowledge Partners
In accordance with this new publication, the three top innovative countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are: 1) Chile, 2) Mexico, and 3) Costa Rica.
WIPO has just published their usual yearly reviews on the PCT, the Madrid System and the Hague System.
These three documens comprise facts, figures and analysis on each one of the different international registration systems.
To access the PCT yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.
To access the Madrid yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.
EUIPO has just published a new report on the evolution of demand for EU trade marks (EUTMs) from 2010-2019.
This report is a striking illustration of the value to this IP right in the modern economy. It also shows the varied changes that have taken place over this last decade.
If you ar an EU SME, EUIPO stresses the scale of the challenge in encouraging the EU SMEs to make more effective use of their IP rights. EUIPO highlights the important role of EU SMEs when adressing specific requirements that need to be addressed to them.
EUIPO and Europol have come together to create a report that demonstrates the interconnection between IPR crime and other types of serious crimes, highlighting the links between actors committing these offences.
The case examples in this report illustrate how a wide range of different crimes are linked to IP crime, including money laundering, document fraud, cybercrime, fraud, drug production and trafficking and terrorism.
Thanks to the joint collaboration efforts of the National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI), the EUIPO and the EU-funded project IP Key Latin America, the DNPI has just published a Practice Paper concerning the examination of absolute grounds for refusalin regard to figurative trade marks with purely descriptive words/expressions.
The type of IP protection in Argentina is very similar to that in Europe. Still, some differences do exist as regards the duration, geographical extent, and basic protection requirements.
This IP guide outlines the main differences between the EU IP legal environment and Argentina's legal framework in order to efficiently manage your intellectual property assets in Argentina.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the registry manager of the .eu and .ею (EURid) have begun a closer collaboration in order to support applicants and owners (particularly EU SMEs) with their trade marks and domain names.
The EUIPO and EURid will establish a reciprocal process in which applicants will be advised whether the domain name is available in the EU when registering their EU Trade mark, and the other way round.