Alternative Dispute Resolution vs Litigation when solving IP conflicts in Latin America

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) What is it and what is it for?

ADR is a private way of solving conflicts that may arise in the course of trade between partners or competitors.

ADR mechanisms allow the parties to effectively solve intellectual property disputes and they may play a part in the in-court litigation process (such as in Argentina).

Intellectual Property in Latin America: how to exploit your creations

Intellectual Property is a powerful tool to benefit from your company's intangible assets. In fact, compared to tangible assets, intangible assets protected by IPRs offer a wider range of options when it comes to exploitation. Besides the manufacture and commercialization of the product or services, owners may choose other means to profit from their creations.

Joint International Helpdesks Trade Fair Guide – Protecting your IP at Trade Fairs

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This guide provides an overview of Intellectual Property (IP) protection strategy for EU SMEs specifically on how to be ready before, during and after a trade fair or exhibition in China, South-East Asia and Latin-America.

Paraguay adheres to the international treaties of Nice and Locarno

DINAPI Paraguay recently published that Paraguay adheres itself to the two WIPO-administered international treaties:

- The Nice Agreement establishes a classification of goods and services for the purposes of registering trademarks and service marks (the Nice Classification).

- The Locarno Agreement establishes a classification for industrial designs (the Locarno Classification).

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.

Argentina, Brazil and Chile are leading innovation in Latin America

Bloomberg has just published its annual Bloomberg Innovation Index for the year 2020. This Index analyzes dozens of criteria using seven metrics, including research and development spending, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies.

As to the Latin American countries, Argentina (45), Brazil (46) and Chile (54) are in the lead of innovation in this Region. Argentina has moved up 5 places in the Index, while Chile has moved up 7.