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.

Beijing Treaty enters into force

The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances has just entered into force on 28 April 2020.

Actors, singers, musicians and dancers are expected to get more rights out of their work thanks to this new Treaty. In words of WIPO's Director General, Francis Gurry "Many of the actors and other performers in our beloved series and movies are essentially gig workers, without long-term salaries, equity stakes or great fame. The Beijing Treaty helps give these performers more rights to their work, which in turn boosts their personal revenues."

INAPI Chile launches a new patent search tool

INAPI has recently announce the implementation of a new tool, which allows users to search for patents registered since June 2014.

This new tool gives access to all digital patent files from this year 2014. To that purpose, users will have to get a "Clave Única" (Unique Key) From the Civil Registry Offices.

Thanks to this tool, users will be able to access to the data from all their patent process online, avoiding any documents to be printed at INAPI or the need to be present at the Office.

Intellectual Property in Latin America: key mechanisms to protect your business

The webinar aims to give an overview to the European SMEs on how they can best protect their Intellectual Property on Latin-American markets (focused on Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru). The expert will provide practical information on how to register, protect and enforce Trademark rights in the region and how to effectively protect the logo of the company or the product, as well as how to proceed as to the inventions, designs and copyright-protectable contents.

DIGERPI Panama has joined TMclass and DesignClass

Despite the world spread of Covid-19, there are still some good news coming:

The General Directorate of the Industrial Property Registry of Panama (DIGERPI) has just become part of both EUIPO's TMclass and DesignClass. They will harmonise their database and use all terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB). 

DIGERPI becomes the 77th IP Office member of TMclass and 33th member of DesignClass.

Protection of non-Traditional Trade Marks in Mexico

GalakTic, an Irish SME engaged in the beverage industry, has been successfully commercialising their drink in Europe for 5 years. They have decided to launch their product in Mexico. The distinctive shape of the bottle and the brand name used in Europe are to be used in Mexico too, as will be a new jingle specifically created for the Mexican advertising campaigns.

The name of the product was already registered as a trade mark in the EU, and the shape of the bottle was registered as a design in the EU 5 years ago.