Beijing Treaty enters into force

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances has just entered into force on 28 April 2020.

Actors, singers, musicians and dancers are expected to get more rights out of their work thanks to this new Treaty. In words of WIPO's Director General, Francis Gurry "Many of the actors and other performers in our beloved series and movies are essentially gig workers, without long-term salaries, equity stakes or great fame. The Beijing Treaty helps give these performers more rights to their work, which in turn boosts their personal revenues."

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.

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.

Ficha país de PI: America Central

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Esta Ficha País proporciona una imagen completa y actualizada sobre los Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual en los países de Centro América. Las PYMEs interesadas en estos países (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua y Panamá) se beneficiarán de información relevante y práctica, incluyendo los requisitos formales y sustantivos para la protección o tasas, entre otros.

Central America IP Country Factsheet

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This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Central America with a tailored approach to the needs of European SMEs, that will benefit from factual and practical information including formal and substantive requirements or fees, among others.

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