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.

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.

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.

The importance of IP in internationalization strategies: road to Latin America

More and more companies are moving in international environments in which it is essential to consider some aspects of the protection of copyright, trademarks and patents.

By granting exclusive rights on the use of an invention or creation, IP rights give their holders several advantages, which properly exploited can be used to bring highly competitive products to the market, increase market share and
revenues.

Factsheet IP Systems Comparative: Colombia vs Europe

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The type of IP protection in Colombia is very similar to that in Europe. Still, some differences do exist as regards the duration, geographical extent, and basic protection requirements.

This IP guide outlines the main differences between the EU IP legal environment and Colombia´s legal framework in order to efficiently manage your intellectual property assets in this country.

URUGUAY IP Country Factsheet

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This Factsheet gives an overview on how to protect and manage Intellectual Property assets in Uruguay with a practical approach tailored to the needs of European SMEs.

1. IPRs in Uruguay for SMEs: BACKGROUND

A. IPRs for SMEs: Why is this RELEVANT to you?

B. How does Uruguay’s IP legal framework compare to INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS?

2. IPRs in Uruguay:

Trade secrets as a competitive advantage when internationalising

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Do you know what a trade secret is? A trade secret is any confidential or industrial information that confers a competitive advantage to a company.

Check our infographic "Trade secrets as a competitive advantage when internationalising" to know more about the differences between patents and trade secrets, and also pro tips to benefit from your secret information.