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).

Chile is one step closer to ratify the Madrid Protocol

The Chilean Chamber of Deputies (lower house) has just approved and sent to the Senate (upper house) the protocol concerning the Madrid Agreement, relative to the International Registration of Trademarks.

The text states that, due to its characteristics, its greater flexibility, and the number of members, it is proposed that Chile adheres to the Protocol of the Madrid Agreement and not to the Agreement, since it is the route followed by the countries that have joined the system in the recent twelve years.

Chile begins ratification of the Protocol concerning the Madrid Agreement

The draft Agreement that approves in Chile the Protocol concerning the Madrid Agreement, relative to the international registration of trademarks, has entered into the first constitutional procedure for ratification.

The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. Users may file a single application and pay one set of fees to apply for protection in up to 123 countries.

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).

IP management in the Machinery sector in Latin America

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The machinery sector is of extreme importance to the global economy considering it supports the basic operation of other industries. It improves efficiency and helps save time and money.

This Factsheet provides you with some guidelines and tips about IP in Latin America with a special focus on the machinery sector.

La propiedad intelectual en América Latina: reforma a la ley de propiedad industrial en México

La normativa de Propiedad Intelectual ha cambiado rápida y significativamente en el último año, por lo que las PYMES que tienen México como destino comercial de interés necesitan estar al tanto de las novedades introducidas respecto de las marcas, diseños y patentes y las consecuencias prácticas que pueden afectar a su actual estrategia de negocio y abrirles nuevas oportunidades.

Virtual Healthcare Show: IP in the healthcare sector

This year, MEDICA 2020 will take place virtually and the Enterprise Europe Network, with the support of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg, will organise a webinar in collaboration with the Latin America IP SME Helpdesk about the healthcare sector in Latin America.

The Latin American Healthcare market is growing in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in medical equipment, devices and consumables. For the year 2018, healthcare spending in Latin America is estimated at 7.20% of GDP. 

EUIPO guidelines available now in the 23 EU languages

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just made available their Trade mark and Industrial Design Guidelines in the 23 languages of the EU.

The EUIPO’s current trade mark and design practice is reflected in a series of Guidelines for Examination that are intended to help both our users and our staff in charge of the various procedures.

To access the Trade mark guidelines, please refer to this link.

IP Systems Comparative: Brazil vs Europe

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The type of IP rights covered and the scope of their protection in Brazil is very similar to that in Europe. Brazil offers reasonable standards of IPR protection and there is an increased engagement of local authorities, even if progress is still expected, especially regarding IPR enforcement.