Despite the world spread of Covid-19, there are still some good news coming:
The General Directorate of the Industrial Property Registry of Panama (DIGERPI) has just become part of both EUIPO's TMclass and DesignClass. They will harmonise their database and use all terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB).
DIGERPI becomes the 77th IP Office member of TMclass and 33th member of DesignClass.
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.
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.
Este informativo apresenta uma visão geral sobre como proteger e gerenciar ativos de propriedade intelectual no América Central, com uma abordagem prática adaptada às necessidades das PMEs europeias.
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.
As previously explained in Agri-Food I, differentiation and innovation are key in the Agri-Food sector. This Factsheet now focuses on another very important IP for this sector: Plant Varieties. It will provide you with a better understanding of the protection of plant varieties and this IP in Latin America.
Biotechnology and nanotechnology are no longer a science-fiction matter. The implementation of these technologies in everyday-use goods results in more appealing, useful or handy products.