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.
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.
IMPI Mexico has just launched a new tool for users to register their Trade marks online and carry out the corresponding procedures.
This new tool will be available to users during and after the current Covid-19 spread. Thanks to the tool users will save transfer time and user resources to send documentation.
The purpose of the new tool is to avoid saturations that could compromise compliance with the healthy distance measures, during the contingency, but also after this period.
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 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."
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.
Mexico has changed a lot in term of Intellectual Property. New Trademark and Design regulations provide new business opportunities that must be known by SMEs that want to succeed in the Latin American country.
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 Mexico.
The webinar aims to give an overview to the European SMEs on how they can best protect their Intellectual Property on Latin-American markets (focused on Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru). The expert will provide practical information on how to register, protect and enforce Trademark rights in the region and how to effectively protect the logo of the company or the product, as well as how to proceed as to the inventions, designs and copyright-protectable contents.
IMPI mexico has just renewed their PPH with the European Patents Office (EPO) for an indefinite period.
The PPH programme allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.
To read more, please be referred to the EPO's website.
Mexico has become a member of the Hague system. Companies will benefit from this system on 6 June 2020.
Mexico is the first Spanish-speaking country in Latin America to join the Hague System concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs and becomes also the 64th member of the 1999 Act and 74th member of the Hague Union.
To read more, please be referred to WIPO's website.