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.

IP mediation on trade marks

LaGalguita is a Spanish SME that sells its own line of cosmetics: make-up, skincare, hand creams and body creams. After its success in Spain, Portugal and Italy, the brand decided to target Latin America, starting with Argentina and Mexico. For that purpose, the SME filed for trade mark registration in both countries.

URUGUAY IP Country Factsheet

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This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Uruguay with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs.

1. IPRs in Uruguay for SMEs: BACKGROUND

A. IPRs for SMEs: Why is this RELEVANT to you?

B. How does Uruguay’s IP legal framework compare to INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS?

2. IPRs in Uruguay:

ONAPI Dominican Republic joins TMclass

The Dominican Republic National Intellectual Property Office (ONAPI)  has joined EUIPO's TMclass. 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. 

New EUIPO's Trade mark focus Report

EUIPO has just published a new report on the evolution of demand for EU trade marks (EUTMs) from 2010-2019.

This report is a striking illustration of the value to this IP right in the modern economy. It also shows the varied changes that have taken place over this last decade.

If you ar an EU SME, EUIPO stresses the scale of the challenge in encouraging the EU SMEs to make more effective use of their IP rights. EUIPO highlights the important role of EU SMEs when adressing specific requirements that need to be addressed to them.

WIPO's new Madrid Application Assistant enhance international filings

WIPO has just implemented "Madrid Application Assistant", an electronic version of the official MM2 form that you must use to file an international application under the Madrid System. It allows users to import directly from the Office of origin’s national/regional trade marks database all the required information for their future international application. 

Its main benefits, according to WIPO, are:

- It is a simple process, in comparison with the previous platform

- Faster completion

Users can now pay the Trade mark appeal fees online at INAPI Chile

INAPI Chile has made available to users to pay their trade mark appeal fees online.

This advance occurs within the framework of compliance with the requirements for filing appeals, against resolutions issued in trademark procedures. Due to this reason, now users are allowed to pay in person the fees associated with appeal resources.

To read more, please be referred to INAPI's website.