INAPI Chile joins EUIPO's TMClass database

Chile has just joined the TMClass database platform. This platform, implemented by the EUIPO and run by the EU Commission, is a harmonized database with more than 70,000 terms from which users can benefit from.

This tool contributes to the search and classification of products and services, making it easier for users who are willing to protect their trademarks. Moreover, this tool searches and translates in 44 languages. 

With INAPI, 77 Offices have already joined the tool.

Joint INTA and ASIPI report on the economic impact of trade marks in Latin America

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.

IP in the Fashion Industry

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Although IPRs tend to be associated to technological industries, companies operating in the fashion and related industries also benefit from them. IPR protection is the cornerstone to fight against piracy and counterfeiting, preventing free riding of your commercial and innovative efforts.