Virtual Healthcare Show: IP in the healthcare sector

This year, MEDICA 2020 will take place virtually and the Enterprise Europe Network, with the support of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg, will organise a webinar in collaboration with the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk about the healthcare sector in Latin America.

The Latin American Healthcare market is growing in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in medical equipment, devices and consumables. For the year 2018, healthcare spending in Latin America is estimated at 7.20% of GDP. 

EUIPO guidelines available now in the 23 EU languages

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just made available their Trade mark and Industrial Design Guidelines in the 23 languages of the EU.

The EUIPO’s current trade mark and design practice is reflected in a series of Guidelines for Examination that are intended to help both our users and our staff in charge of the various procedures.

To access the Trade mark guidelines, please refer to this link.

The Andean Court of Justice harmonise interpretation on Trade mark use

When it comes to the requirement of suficient trade mark use, the Bolivian Trademark Office interpreted that the products had to be necessarily  sold to be placed on the market.

The new Decision from the Andea Court of Justice harmonises the interpretation of what is sufficient trade mark use.

In accordance with the new interpretation of the Court, the goods only need to be offered to the public. This way commercial success and use are no longer seen as synonyms. 

This interpretation will be applicable in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Madrid Protocol in Brazil: Year One

As part of the first anniversary since Brazil became a member of the Madril protocol, INPI Brazil has shown the promising numbers.

During this "Year One", 7.896 international requests were made using the Madrid Protocol indicating Brazil as a destination.

The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. Users may file a single application and pay one set of fees to apply for protection in up to 122 countries.

The importance of IP in internationalization strategies: road to Latin America

More and more companies are moving in international environments in which it is essential to consider some aspects of the protection of copyright, trademarks and patents.

By granting exclusive rights on the use of an invention or creation, IP rights give their holders several advantages, which properly exploited can be used to bring highly competitive products to the market, increase market share and
revenues.

Factsheet IP Systems Comparative: Colombia vs Europe

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The type of IP protection in Colombia is very similar to that in Europe. Still, some differences do exist as regards the duration, geographical extent, and basic protection requirements.

This IP guide outlines the main differences between the EU IP legal environment and Colombia´s legal framework in order to efficiently manage your intellectual property assets in this country.

WIPO has just published the 2020 review on the PCT, Madrid System and Hague System

WIPO has just published their usual yearly reviews on the PCT, the Madrid System and the Hague System.

These three documens comprise facts, figures and analysis on each one of the different international registration systems.

To access the PCT yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.

To access the Madrid yearly review 2020, please refer to the following link.