Virtual Event - Textile Connect 2020

 

Textile connect is the platform that connects companies/designers looking for production partners with manufacturers, service providers and suppliers within the textile and footwear industry. The Enterprise Europe Network welcomes you to participate in the virtual matchmaking event, taking place on 4th-8th of May. This is an online matchmaking event that will organise buyer-supplier meetings.

 

Check the new EUIPO and OECD Report on Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have published a new Report on Trade in Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products.

In accordance to the report, just in 2016  the total value of counterfeit pharmaceuticals traded worldwide was up to EUR 4.03 billion. The top five counterfeited products seized by customs during the period 2013-2016 were: antibiotics, sexual impuissance treatments, painkillers, anti-malarial and diabetes treatments.

European Commission launches eTranslation tool for EU SMEs

The European Commission has just launched a new translation tool "eTranslation" for EU SMEs. 

eTranslation can translate any document or text to and from 27 different languages.

The tool may be used, as well, to translate any Intellectual Property document or plain text to any of the different official languages of the EU.

To access the tool, please be referred to the European Commission's website.

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 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.

Main Intellectual Property-related problems in the Latinamerican markets for EU SMEs

Latin America represents a very attractive target for EU SMEs that see this region as an ideal potential market for their products and services. However, getting international implies certain risks that could even destroy their business and must be known in advance.

This webinars aims to provide European entrepreneurs with the most common problems their predecessors faced when entered in Latin America and some tools and tips to overcome them.

Moreover, any queries that the EU companies might have, shall be answered by the experts during the training session.