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.

Torino fashion talks

Although IPRs tend to be associated with technological industries, companies operating in the fashion and related industries also benefit from them. IPR protection is the cornerstone to fight against piracy and counterfeiting, preventing free-riding of your commercial and innovative efforts. And the Latin American countries represent a huge market full of potential customers. In fact, the annual growth rate of the fashion industry in Latin America between 2017 and 2021 is estimated to be 7.2%, reaching a total of 193.5 million euro.

Webinar - Torino Fashion Match 2020

Fashion goes virtual - and the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk joins in with a new webinar!

Torino FashionMatch 2020 is the innovative and international format that facilitates the creation of business agreements within the Fashion Industry. It is the perfect platform to make new business connections and explore international market opportunities - and that makes knowing the legal landscape for protecting your designs and IPs essential even before you go.

Virtual Event - Torino Fashion Match 2020

Fashion goes virtual - and so does the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk!

Torino FashionMatch 2020 is the innovative and international format that facilitates the creation of business agreements within the Fashion Industry.  

If you are dealing with the FASHION INDUSTRY and If you are LOOKING FOR NEW CONTACTS and INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS, you can't miss the 5°edition of TORINO FASHION MATCH!! 

Idea/expression dichotomy in Ecuador

Sam and Daisy, two young French artists, started negotiations with Cherryland, a well-known Ecuadorian company that organises outdoor activities.

The parties held several meetings in Quito and, after analysing the whole portfolio, Cherryland’s representatives selected eight of the artists’ plays, which had all previously been registered in the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Office (SENADI). Eventually, however, the Latin American company only bought rights for three of them and requested the right to adapt another one for a new project.

Customs protection in Latin America

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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.

Beijing Treaty enters into force

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances has just entered into force on 28 April 2020.

Actors, singers, musicians and dancers are expected to get more rights out of their work thanks to this new Treaty. In words of WIPO's Director General, Francis Gurry "Many of the actors and other performers in our beloved series and movies are essentially gig workers, without long-term salaries, equity stakes or great fame. The Beijing Treaty helps give these performers more rights to their work, which in turn boosts their personal revenues."

Virtual Event - Textile Connect 2020

 

Textile connect is the platform that connects companies/designers looking for production partners with manufacturers, service providers and suppliers within the textile and footwear industry. The Enterprise Europe Network welcomes you to participate in the virtual matchmaking event, taking place on 4th-8th of May. This is an online matchmaking event that will organise buyer-supplier meetings.