EUIPO's new online tool for GIs search: GIview

The EUIPO has just launched a new online search tool containing all geographical indications (GIs) protected at European Union level.

It also contains detailed information on non-EU GIs protected at EU level through bilateral and multilateral agreements, and on EU GIs protected in non-EU countries.

This new tool includes searches from the following countries in Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, El Salvador, Venezuela.

Paraguay adheres to the international treaties of Nice and Locarno

DINAPI Paraguay recently published that Paraguay adheres itself to the two WIPO-administered international treaties:

- The Nice Agreement establishes a classification of goods and services for the purposes of registering trademarks and service marks (the Nice Classification).

- The Locarno Agreement establishes a classification for industrial designs (the Locarno Classification).

10 basic IP tips to succeed abroad

Where should I register to be fully protected? Do I need to appoint a local representative to register in a foreign country? How can I detect IP Rights that might hinder my internationalisation strategy? These Intellectual Property-related questions are some of the most frequently asked ones by EU SMEs that are struggling to correctly plan to go abroad.

Streaming wars in Brazil

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just published a creative economy note on the streaming wars currently going on in the Brazilian market.

In Brazil streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix or Claro Video are fighting for new subscribers (let's not forget about the new streaming service "Disney+" too), that is why WIPO has carried out a reasearch to check whether exclusive content in Brazil is increasing piracy, whether it means less financing for individual movies and what this means for policy.

IP management in the Machinery sector in Latin America

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The machinery sector is of extreme importance to the global economy considering it supports the basic operation of other industries. It improves efficiency and helps save time and money.

This Factsheet provides you with some guidelines and tips about IP in Latin America with a special focus on the machinery sector.

Brazilian Priority Patent Applications grow in 2020 thanks to the PPH

INPI Brazil has already received 983 priority patent applications, already more than the 955 received during the entire 2019 year. 

This growth comes mainly from the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) applications. The increase from 268 PPH applications in 2019 to 340 by October 2020 can be explained because the PPH started to accept patent processes in any technological field.

The PPH allow users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.

Daren Tang WIPO's new Director General

As of 1 October 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has officially a new Director General: Daren Tang. 

His six-year mandate will be marked by, in his own words, a more inclusive, balanced, vibrant and forward-looking global IP ecosystem. 

Mr. Tang is the fifth Director General of WIPO, following Mr. Gurry of Australia (2008-2020), Mr. Kamil Idris of Sudan (1997-2008), Mr. Arpad Bogsch of the United States (1973-1997) and Mr. Georg Bodenhausen of the Netherlands (1970-1973).