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.
The Directorate of Inventions and New Technologies (DIN) of Indecopi, has recently published the “Guide for researchers in the use of patent databases”, to promote the use and access to technical information that can be derived from patent documents that are requested at patent offices around the world, among inventors and researchers.
Do you know what a trade secret is? A trade secret is any confidential or industrial information that confers a competitive advantage to a company.
Check our infographic "Trade secrets as a competitive advantage when internationalising" to know more about the differences between patents and trade secrets, and also pro tips to benefit from your secret information.
Did you know that Brazil, Chile and Peru have created special units within the police, customs, and other relevant public and private institutions to fight piracy happening both in physical and online markets?
Check out our new infographic "Customs protection in Latin America" to find out the different steps you should bear into account to protect your IP in Customs.
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.
With the occasion to celebrate the Environment day, the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) has confirmed that today the Decision time for green patents is just of 1.2 years, counted from the application to enter the program.