Boost your IP with the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk team

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This infographic introduces you to the main Intellectual Property materials found on our website. The Latin America IP SME Helpdesk offers business-oriented and jargon-free resources that will help you design the best IP strategy before marketing your products in Latin American countries. By clicking on each element, you will have access to the relevant section of our IP library or, if you wish to clarify any doubts, click on the Helpline to contact our IP team directly.

INPI Brazil and EPO renew their PPH Pilot Program

The European Patent Office (EPO) and INPI Brazil have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an Enhanced Technical and Strategic Partnership. During this event both offices also signed a MoU to renew their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program.

This PPH Project allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.

PROSUR PPH Project has been extended for 1 more year

Recently, PROSUR committee has recently announced the extension of the PROSUR PPH project, for another 12 months.

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

This Committee, with representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, met in Montevideo, Uruguay, in order to analise how the following 12 months of the project will be.

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 Rights for EU SMEs in Brazil - Energy and Environment Sector

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 one of their main destination countries, as the Latin American country represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international.

Brussels, Belgium - Smart intellectual property for a competitive Europe

On 14 November 2019 the European Commission with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Committee of the Regions organises the one-day conference "Innovative, collaborative, regional: Smart intellectual property for a competitive Europe" in Brussels to explore how the EU and its regions can help SMEs to become more competitive and grow through the smart use of IP.