The Directorate of Inventions and New Technologies (DIN) of Indecopi, has recently published the “Guide for researchers in the use of patent databases”, to promote the use and access to technical information that can be derived from patent documents that are requested at patent offices around the world, among inventors and researchers.
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.
WIPO has just published a Case Study about a Peruvian startup using drone and sensing technology to tackle air pollution in Peru, including that associated with the country’s mining operations.
The Peruvian company qAIRa, registered their technology as utility Models at the Peruvian IP Office (INDECOPI). Quoting qAIRa: "IP rights allow us to add value to our technology and support the growth of our business.”
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.
ClarkeModet has just published a new information page in which changes announcements on the main IP Offices in Latin America are being updated.
The following information can be found:
- Process availability (On-site and online)
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- Official note
Latin America IP Offices that are being updated: INPI Argentina, INPI Brazil, INAPI Chile, SIC Colombia, IMPI Mexico, INDECOPI Peru, DNPI Uruguay and SAPI Venezuela. EPO, EUIPO and WIPO are also updated through the link below.
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.
Mercadodepulgas.com is a successful Spanish start-up that runs an online platform where users can buy and sell second-hand products. Sofas, bikes, electronic devices and the like are exchanged in the platform. The website and app have become very popular due to the ease of its use and its effectiveness in allowing users to get in touch.
The Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has just published a list of 20 pharmaceutical patents related to the treatment of HIV, cancer, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, among others, which are already in the public domain and free to use without prior permission.
These free-use pharmaceutical patents are referred to the treatment of diseases with a high impact on public health.
The Peruvian National Institute for the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has issued this week a report on the activities it has carried out during the year 2019.
For the third year in a row the number of trade mark registrations has raised, reaching 36 259 in 2019. The rise is particularly important for collective trade marks the number of which has increased by 316.4%.