Trade marks protect your identity representing your company and its values. They are fundamental in establishing your presence in a market, build a trustworthy relationship with your customers and partner. On the other hand, they are quite easy to imitate and copy (counterfeit and trade mark squatting). As all Intellectual Property Rights, trade marks are territorials. This means in principle you have to register them in each and every country. The Madrid system can make this process easier. Join us to learn how to register and manage your Trade Marks in up to 122 countries.
The Dominican Republic Intellectual property Office (ONAPI) has implemented new user services through its virtual platform.
This is the list of new online services:
- Trade mark renewals
- Multi-class Trade mark registration application
- Change of trade mark manager
- Unification of all payments under one single payment
Modern IP management is the key success factor to create and protect new business models in the digitisation. Here, an understanding of the practical use of intellectual property (IP) in concrete business models is crucial. Understanding this the development of a new IP strategy or the valuation of existing IP becomes feasible for SMEs.
An IP strategy for the digital challenges: IP offers you as an SME the opportunity to assert yourself in digitally transforming business ecosystems, to secure your own profitable position and to create added value with innovations.
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.
EUIPO and Europol have come together to create a report that demonstrates the interconnection between IPR crime and other types of serious crimes, highlighting the links between actors committing these offences.
The case examples in this report illustrate how a wide range of different crimes are linked to IP crime, including money laundering, document fraud, cybercrime, fraud, drug production and trafficking and terrorism.
The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk is heading for Round Two of the International Aerospace Days Berlin!
Given the great success of "International Aerospace Days", which took place from 13 to 15 May, an additional virtual matchmaking will take place from 16 to 18 June.
All previously registered participants as well as new participants are invited to use the virtual environment to present their new projects and ideas and to discuss potential collaboration.
Take your innovative smart city solutions and ensure your patent rights, trademarks and designs are protected in the Latin American market!
This event is hosted during the European Week of Sustainable Energy to let you discover multiple business and cooperation opportunities in the field of energy efficient and sustainable technologies.
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Join the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk at the Global Europe webinar series, this June 23rd with the Polish Chamber of Commerce!
The Global Europe webinar brings you key projects funded by the European Commission that support your European business directly to your home office!
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.