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."

WIPO's Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement has entered into force

WIPO's Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement has just entered into force with 5 contracting parties: EU, Albania, Cambodia, South Korea and Samoa. 

From the Latin American region, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Peru have already ratified it.

The Lisbon Agreement refers to the International Registration of Appellations of Origin, offering applicants the possibility of obtaining protection for an appellation of origin in contracting parties to the Lisbon Agreement through a single registration and one set of fees.

Nicaragua ratifies the Marrakesh Treaty

Nicaragua has just ratified in January the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.

This Treaty requires Contracting Parties to introduce a standard set of limitations and exceptions to copyright rules in order to permit reproduction, distribution and making available of published works in formats designed to be accessible to VIPs, and to permit exchange of these works across borders by organizations that serve those beneficiaries.

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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