Did you know that it is possible to protect the external appearance of your product or package? Are you aware of the main specificities of industrial design registrations in Uruguay? This factsheets provides information on industrial design protection in Uruguay and IP management strategies within your company.
A virtual South America Week? Of course the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk will take part!
The Virtual South America Week (Virtuelle Südamerikawoche) is an online event organized by IHK Magdeburg to promote exports and trade with MERCOSUR countries. As the most important trade block in Latin America, it is also a highly attractive market for SMEs looking to internationalize. We are excited to join the online event with our training session on Intellectual Property Rights!
This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Uruguay with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs.
1. IPRs in Uruguay for SMEs: BACKGROUND
A. IPRs for SMEs: Why is this RELEVANT to you?
B. How does Uruguay’s IP legal framework compare to INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS?
2. IPRs in Uruguay:
Thanks to the joint collaboration efforts of the National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI), the EUIPO and the EU-funded project IP Key Latin America, the DNPI has just published a Practice Paper concerning the examination of absolute grounds for refusalin regard to figurative trade marks with purely descriptive words/expressions.
ClarkeModet has just published a new information page in which changes announcements on the main IP Offices in Latin America are being updated.
The following information can be found:
- Process availability (On-site and online)
- Exceptional measures taken
- Official note
Latin America IP Offices that are being updated: INPI Argentina, INPI Brazil, INAPI Chile, SIC Colombia, IMPI Mexico, INDECOPI Peru, DNPI Uruguay and SAPI Venezuela. EPO, EUIPO and WIPO are also updated through the link below.
Uruguay has ratified the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks. From April 21st, Uruguay will become the 51st Member to this treaty.
With this ratification, Uruguay becomes the second member to the Singapore Treaty from Latin America, after Peru.
The objective of the Singapore Treaty is to create a modern and dynamic international framework for the harmonization of administrative trade mark registration procedures.
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.