La propiedad intelectual en América Latina: reforma a la ley de propiedad industrial en México

La normativa de Propiedad Intelectual ha cambiado rápida y significativamente en el último año, por lo que las PYMES que tienen México como destino comercial de interés necesitan estar al tanto de las novedades introducidas respecto de las marcas, diseños y patentes y las consecuencias prácticas que pueden afectar a su actual estrategia de negocio y abrirles nuevas oportunidades.

IMPI's new platform for Patents Associated with Medicines

The Mexican Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property enters into force on 5 November 2020, which will mean a big step in the transparency of drug patents.

It will also mean the implementation on IMPI's website of a new smart search engine (by the end of 2020) with two different search tools: 

-  "Buscador general"  (General search engine)

- "Patentes próximas a vencer" (Next patents to expire)

Virtual Event - Circular Economy B2B Northern States of Mexico

The Circular Economy Forum (CEF) to the Northern States of Mexico is an initiative of the European Union, represented by the European Union Delegation to Mexico. It counts with the active collaboration of the Mexican Employers' Confederation (COPARMEX) Delegation Chihuahua.

The event platform allows the organization of B2B meetings between Mexican and European companies.

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk expert will meet you there and provide you information on how to protect your intellectual property rights in Mexico.

Global Innovation Index 2020

WIPO releases their Global Innovation Index 2020 with the focus on "Who Will Finance Innovation?". It is the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as co-publishers, and their Knowledge Partners

In accordance with this new publication, the three top innovative countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are: 1) Chile, 2) Mexico, and 3) Costa Rica.

WIPO's new Madrid Application Assistant enhance international filings

WIPO has just implemented "Madrid Application Assistant", an electronic version of the official MM2 form that you must use to file an international application under the Madrid System. It allows users to import directly from the Office of origin’s national/regional trade marks database all the required information for their future international application. 

Its main benefits, according to WIPO, are:

- It is a simple process, in comparison with the previous platform

- Faster completion

Intellectual Property in Latin America in the clean-tech sector: a look on how to identify your IP and exploit your creations

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.

Intellectual Property in Mexico: Tips for Protecting and Managing your IPRs in Unprecedented Times

The current situation has impacted SMEs operating in Latin America (or willing to do so), which may not know how they can still protect the innovative aspects of their business that allow them to commercialize safely and how to enforce their rights in a lockdown scenario.

At the same time, new opportunities arise in crucial sectors and European entrepreneurs that are intending to take advantage of them must know what are the key IP mechanisms they can benefit from.

IMPI Mexico launches new tool for online trade marks procedures

IMPI Mexico has just launched a new tool for users to register their Trade marks online and carry out the corresponding procedures.

This new tool will be available to users during and after the current Covid-19 spread. Thanks to the tool users will save transfer time and user resources to send documentation.

The purpose of the new tool is to avoid saturations that could compromise compliance with the healthy distance measures, during the contingency, but also after this period.