URUGUAY IP Country Factsheet

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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:

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.

INDECOPI publishes Copyright Guide to understand the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty

Indecopi Copyright Directorate (DDA) has recently published the Copyright Guide to understand the provisions of the Marrakesh Treaty.

The Marrakesh Treaty establishes a set of limitations and exceptions to traditional copyright law, by making the production and international transfer of specially-adapted books for people with blindness or visual impairments easier.

All latin american countries, except Cuba, are contracting parties to the Marrakesh Treaty.