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)
Due Diligence is an essential tool for Intellectual Property management, either for acquiring new assets or for strategic decision-making concerning your Intellectual Property Rights. This Factsheet deals with the concept of Due Diligence, its main uses and some of the key points to be borne in mind when conducting the process.
1. What is IP due diligence?
The Dominican Republic National Intellectual Property Office (ONAPI) has joined EUIPO's TMclass. This platform, implemented by the EUIPO and run by the EU Commission, is a harmonized database with more than 70,000 terms from which users can benefit from.
This tool contributes to the search and classification of products and services, making it easier for users who are willing to protect their trademarks. Moreover, this tool searches and translates in 44 languages.
The Directorate of Inventions and New Technologies (DIN) of Indecopi, has recently published the “Guide for researchers in the use of patent databases”, to promote the use and access to technical information that can be derived from patent documents that are requested at patent offices around the world, among inventors and researchers.
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the registry manager of the .eu and .ею (EURid) have begun a closer collaboration in order to support applicants and owners (particularly EU SMEs) with their trade marks and domain names.
The EUIPO and EURid will establish a reciprocal process in which applicants will be advised whether the domain name is available in the EU when registering their EU Trade mark, and the other way round.
WIPO has just launched a new search facility index for their PATENTCOPE Database dure to the current COVID-19 spread.
Thanks to the index, users (scientists, engineers, public health policymakers, industry actors and members of the general public) will be able to access easily to information contained in published patent documents for improving the prevention, detection and treatment for disease like the new coronavirus.
All the information is accessible in 6 different languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
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.