Thanks to the joint collaboration efforts of the National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI), the EUIPO and the EU-funded project IP Key Latin America, the DNPI has just published a Practice Paper concerning the examination of absolute grounds for refusalin regard to figurative trade marks with purely descriptive words/expressions.
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:
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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.
Uruguay has ratified the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks. From April 21st, Uruguay will become the 51st Member to this treaty.
With this ratification, Uruguay becomes the second member to the Singapore Treaty from Latin America, after Peru.
The objective of the Singapore Treaty is to create a modern and dynamic international framework for the harmonization of administrative trade mark registration procedures.
Recently, PROSUR committee has recently announced the extension of the PROSUR PPH project, for another 12 months.
The PROSUR PPH Project allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.
This Committee, with representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, met in Montevideo, Uruguay, in order to analise how the following 12 months of the project will be.
An increase awareness of health is the main boost for Superfoods. A great number of them come from Latin America, representing an interesting business opportunity. Check this Infographic to learn about the business opportunities and how IP can benefit Superfood's exploitation.