The Andean Court of Justice harmonise interpretation on Trade mark use

When it comes to the requirement of suficient trade mark use, the Bolivian Trademark Office interpreted that the products had to be necessarily  sold to be placed on the market.

The new Decision from the Andea Court of Justice harmonises the interpretation of what is sufficient trade mark use.

In accordance with the new interpretation of the Court, the goods only need to be offered to the public. This way commercial success and use are no longer seen as synonyms. 

This interpretation will be applicable in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

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.

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.

Enhancing tourism experience through IP: smart tourism in Latin America

Resources image

Have you ever thought of the benefits of combining new technologies and tourism? This infographic will give you an insight on how to apply Intellectual Property to tourism related business.

IPR in the Chilean Wine Industry

Resources image

Chilean wine history began, long ago, with the arrival of Spanish conquerors. Nowadays Chile is considered as one of the best producers of wines and spirits. According to the most recent OIV (International Organization of Wine and Vine), Chile ranked number 9 in overall grape production, number 8th in Wine production and is the number 4 exporter worlwide. here you can find information on IPRs related to Wine production as well as some good practices to adopt when entering the Wine industry in Chile.

How to protect your IPR online

Image

European SMEs seeking to expand their businesses towards the Latin American region consider the Internet as a preferential channel to do so. With the Internet being such an easy entrance for new products and services, it can also be used by forgers from all over the world as an instrument to sell counterfeit goods or commit any kind of Intellectual Property (IP) frauds.