Madrid Protocol in Brazil: Year One

As part of the first anniversary since Brazil became a member of the Madril protocol, INPI Brazil has shown the promising numbers.

During this "Year One", 7.896 international requests were made using the Madrid Protocol indicating Brazil as a destination.

The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. Users may file a single application and pay one set of fees to apply for protection in up to 122 countries.

The importance of IP in internationalization strategies: road to Latin America

More and more companies are moving in international environments in which it is essential to consider some aspects of the protection of copyright, trademarks and patents.

By granting exclusive rights on the use of an invention or creation, IP rights give their holders several advantages, which properly exploited can be used to bring highly competitive products to the market, increase market share and
revenues.

New PROSUR Bulletin on Covid-19: patents in the Public Domain

The Forum for the Progress and Development of South America (PROSUR) has just published a new Bulletin on Patents that are in the Public Domain, and that can be used in the fight against the COVID-19 spread.

PROSUR is a South American initiative that coordinates mechanisms for public policies in defense of democracy, the independence of powers, the economy of markets, the social agenda, with sustainability and with due application.

European Commission launches eTranslation tool for EU SMEs

The European Commission has just launched a new translation tool "eTranslation" for EU SMEs. 

eTranslation can translate any document or text to and from 27 different languages.

The tool may be used, as well, to translate any Intellectual Property document or plain text to any of the different official languages of the EU.

To access the tool, please be referred to the European Commission's website.