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.

How can EU SMEs in Latin America take advantage of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

Patents registered in Europe, being territorial rights, have no legal effect in any of the countries in Latin America. However, through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) it is possible to seek simultaneous patent protection for an invention in several countries by filing a single “international” patent application instead of filing separate national applications.

Intellectual Property for EU SMEs in Brazil - Energy and Environment Sector

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 one of their main destination countries, as the Latin American country represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international.

Intellectual Property for EU SMEs: Mexico's landscape

Mexico has changed a lot in term of Intellectual Property. New Trademark and Design regulations provide new business opportunities that must be known by SMEs that want to succeed in the Latin American country.

This webinar aims to give an overview about the current situation as regards Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation as well as to provide practical information about the registration and enforcement of the main IPRs in Mexico.

Intellectual Property for EU SMEs: Brazil's landscape

Brazil represents a huge market full of potential clients for EU companies that are willing to go international. The EU's 8th trading partner provides reasonable standards of protection for IPRs, but still has many worth knowing particularities to be noted by entrepreneurs if they want to succeed and use IP as a profitable business tool. 

This webinar aims to give an overview about the current situation as regards Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation as well as to provide practical information about the registration and enforcement of the main IPRs in Brazil.

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.

PCT communications by postal mail have been suspended by WIPO (COVID-19 pandemic)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has just posted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all transmissions of PCT paper documents that have to be sent by WIPO itself will be suspended.

The International organization has suggested users to carry out all the work through ePCT, or when it's published through PATENTSCOPE.